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Microsoft hopes demo will woo Web-based chat allies

The proposed CU-RTC-Web standard was late to the game, but Microsoft thinks it'll be faster to adopt it than to fix the prevailing WebRTC that Mozilla and Google favor. Mozilla completely disagrees.

By January 17, 2013


Chrome for Android gets server-accelerated browsing

Proxy browsing uses Google's servers to squeeze Web pages then shoot them to Chrome faster using SPDY networking technology. Also in Chrome 26 for Android: password sync and early WebRTC support.

By March 6, 2013


Firefox video support expanding with WebRTC and H.264

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.

By February 20, 2013


Best video tech for Web chat? Showdown set for March

Internet Engineering Task Force members could pick a winner in the competition between Google's free VP8 and the industry-standard H.264 for Web-based chat technology.

By January 22, 2013


TokBox gives WebRTC chat standard a real-world boost

The technology for adding video and audio chat abilities to Web apps is now built into a customer-chat product from TokBox used by Doritos, Diet Coke, and more. Microsoft doesn't like WebRTC, though.

By November 6, 2012


How corporate bickering hobbled better Web audio

Microsoft helped create new technology for improving online audio and speech. Now the company's fighting against it. How'd that happen?

By August 17, 2012