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A tool for sharing files among Facebook contacts has launched a new version built on Web standards instead of Flash. That will let it reach mobile devices in coming weeks.
This story incorrectly stated which mobile browsers have fully implemented WebRTC. Firefox 24 for Android joins Chrome 29 for Android, which received full WebRTC support earlier this summer.
WebRTC may sound like yet another Internet acronym, but what it brings to browsers could be the death knell for plugins -- and it just landed in the latest version of Firefox.
Mozilla preps Firefox for plug-in free, real-time communications in the browser.
The developer version of Chrome now relies by default on Opus, a royalty-free audio compression technology designed for voice and music.
Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.
A demo at Mobile World Congress bridges browsers and phones for voice, video, and text-messaging communications.
Going against its initial hopes, Mozilla starts adding support for the patent-encumbered H.264 video compression standard. Perhaps it'll get revenge through WebRTC.
With its online chat feature, Mozilla works to break down the walls around services like Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts.
Two Firefox betas focus on media: enabling video streams to Chromecast and Roku via Android-based mobile devices and creating a free in-browser competitor to Skype on desktops.