has come to our attention that Redmond is planning to put down Windows Live Messenger and replace it with Skype.
Apparently, a few sources from the company claim the service will be completely integrated with Skype in the following months. The announcement may even come this week and it appears IM will be history come New Year’s. They better sort out Skype by then, as we are hearing quite a few complaints about Skype - MSN integration.
Microsoft has moved most of Skype’s messaging tasks over to Messenger - as much as 80 percent in fact. At the same time, users will have an option of logging into Skype with their Messenger accounts and retaining their contacts.