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Browser-based Skype app coming to take on Google+ Hangouts
April 17, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
April 17, 2012 by Chris Smith via TechRadar.com -- Microsoft looks set to head-off the threat presented by the Google+ Hangouts video conferencing functionality, by launching a Skype web app.
In its first major maneuver since paying a whopping $8.5 billion (Â£5.3 billion) for the popular VoIP client last May, Microsoft has issued a job posting vowing to bring the Skype experience to web browsers.
The posting asks for applicants with HTML5 experience, suggesting that it'll be compatible with Apple's Safari browser for iOS devices.
The posting reads: "Team at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web. You will have a chance to integrate existing Skype solutions on to the web with the support of the backend services build from the ground up using latest Microsoft technologies. Result of your work will be used by hundreds millions of thankful users worldwide."
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