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.
It looks like Microsoft is ready to let people use Skype through Web apps, not just native apps. Standards in development such as WebRTC could pave the way.
Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET News for Friday, June 3.
UK firm 7digital has launched an HTML5 digital music store for mobile devices, which can be used on iPhone and iPad as a rival to iTunes, streaming your purchases over the air.
Google plans to host an event Wednesday to show off its Android Honeycomb software, designed specifically for tablets. We'll have live coverage here.
A partnership with Verizon and other carriers is aimed at bringing the browser-based operating system to wealthy countries. But don't expect ordinary slab-of-glass phones.
The privacy protection company will upgrade its snoop-resistant handset later this year and introduce a tablet, too. Also new: a push for business customers spooked by Sony hacks.
Ex "Mythbusters" cast member Grant Imahara will host the "Olympics of Robots," to be held in early April in Northern California.
The electronics giant is talking with TV programmers about offering an Internet-based pay TV service, according to a report from Recode.
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