Skype has announced a deal with SixApart, makers of the TypePad blogging service, that let’s bloggers integrate Skype with their blogs. This integration is now part of the new Skype beta, version 2.0:
Skype 2.0 also offers users the ability to show their availability and initiate Skype calls directly from a blog or personal Web site. Skype has partnered with Six Apart, to let users of its TypePad personal blogging service integrate Skype presence into their weblogs. Skype users, who use TypePad for their blogs, can indicate to visitors on their site when they are online, and allow visitors to easily initiate a Skype call right from the Web page. Similarly, hundreds of companies are integrating Skype’s application into their own services to provide people with enhanced communications tools.
Along with the deal with SixApart Skype also announced deals with both Logitech and Creative which will result in Skype certified webcams. Skype version 2.0 offers video calls and the deal is intended to make webcams to be used with Skype plug and play for non-savvy users.