WebRTC makes Facebook and Skype competitors

The WebRTC faceoff: Skype vs. Facebook

Spare a thought for the telcos – they’ve had a hard couple of years fighting off VoIP vendors like Skype. Now a new player has arrived, and it’s going to challenge both the telcos and the VoIP vendors. It’s called WebRTC.

New HTML5 standard framework WebRTC will change the web

WebRTC is almost here, and it will change the web

Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is a new HTML5 standard framework that enables the sharing of video, audio, and data directly between web browsers. These capabilities open the door to a new wave of advanced web applications.

VLine enables real time video conferencing for all

VLine, a cloud video conferencing platform for developers, showcased its platform for the first time yesterday at the Google developer conference. It also revealed raising $1.5 million in seed funding from Kleiner Perkins and Harrison Metal.

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Google adding Skype-like abilities to Chrome

Google plans to add real-time communications abilities into the Chrome browser, according to an announcement on Google’s Chromium-dev group. Using its own WebRTC project at its base, the company will attempt to enable real-time communications through Chrome and then, potentially, other browsers like Firefox and Opera.