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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.
After years of surging revenue, Firefox developer Mozilla saw a rise of only 1 percent in 2013. Still, it did reach $314 million, and Mozilla's leaders say they're upbeat.
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.
Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.
With its online chat feature, Mozilla works to break down the walls around services like Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts.