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Real-Time Communication Comes to Chrome via WebRTC

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January 20, 2012 1:55:09 PM

NICE! Hope it ties in with your gmail login info. I can never remember my skype login.
January 20, 2012 2:36:04 PM

No surprise that Google would like us to use more of their services, but I can't complain, this does seem like a nice idea.

My guess is that they hope this will encourage more people to use Google+ and hangouts.
January 20, 2012 4:10:37 PM

I remember back when all my browser did was browse. It's crazy now how much added functionality we have come to expect from just the internet browser. Soon it will be making me breakfast (I hope) :) 
January 20, 2012 4:15:47 PM

What that means for end-users is that it could spell certain trouble for the likes of stand-alone clients like Skype and Tango.

ahhh, did microsoft buy skype too late?

I am sure some troll will try to blame apple for this.
January 20, 2012 9:35:32 PM

Classzeroahhh, did microsoft buy skype too late?

I suspect that the previous owners think that Microsoft bought it at exactly the correct time.

Skype has other features like voice mail and land-line/POTS services that may keep it relevant for a while. Skype still has to compete with SIP and Jingle.
January 21, 2012 1:53:56 PM

would definitely be a reason to install chrome on my machine.
No wait, no can do... running Windows 2000.
Oh well.
January 22, 2012 12:52:51 AM

"...and Google admits that WebRTC is still evolving based on feedback by developers and the standards process."

Using "admits" makes it sound like that's a bad and/or unusual thing, which it certainly isn't.