Tech Today: Facebook gets video chat with Skype hook-up

Plus: Spotify primed for US launch, Xoom price-cut

With massive announcements from Skype, Facebook and Spotify, it's the tech news that broke after you logged-off

Skype and Facebook join forces for video chat
Facebook users will now be able to video chat with their friends thanks to a new partnership with Skype. Facebook will also offer group chat to its members, it was announced during the presentation on Facebook live. Both new features mimic those offered by the new Google+ social network.
Link: TechRadar

Spofity ready to break America
Americans have waited for the arrival of Spotify almost as long as they've waited for a good footy team, but it appears like the wait for the King of European Music Services will be soon be over. Spotify has launched a holding page for those based in the US, inviting people to sign up to be notified when the service goes live.
Link: Spotify

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Google Maps update brings Transit Navigation
Just when you thought the Google Maps service on your Android phone couldn't get any better. The feature brings stop-by-stop public transport navigation to 400 cities around the world. The app will help you find the best way to reach the bus stop or train station en-route to your destination. Pretty cool, huh?
Link: Engadget

Motorola Xoom US price cut brings it in line with iPad
You can't really blame tech fans for not leaping out to buy the flagship Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom. The OS is brand new, there aren't many apps and it's more expensive than the Apple iPad. Well Moto seem to have recognised that and dropped the price of the 10-inch Wi-Fi only tab to $499, the same price as the iPad. Will see a price cut in the UK?
Link: Business Insider

15-year-old sets iPad typing record
The Guiness World Record for the fastest iPad keyboard typer has been shattered by the 15-year-old son of the Georgian president. Eduard Ssakashivili typed the entire alphabet in just 5.26 seconds beating the previous record by over a second.
Link: TUAW

News@8: Wednesday saw more news of the iPhone 5 and Nintendo Wii U release dates, while Android has increased its market share and Spotify has teamed up with Virgin Media. Catch up on this and more in our daily News@8 round-up.