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Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

January 20, 2012 | Hogan Keyser

January 19, 2012 by Chris Davies via -- Google has released a dev-version of Chrome supporting WebRTC, the integrated real-time audio and video communications system that could see VoIP, video conferencing and even streaming gaming baked into the browser. "Instead of relying on custom, OS specific, proprietary plug-ins," the Chromium blog says of developers, "they can now easily build and maintain their apps using a few simple JavaScript APIs and have the browser do the heavy lifting."

Plans to integrate WebRTC into Chrome were revealed last summer, with the tech being an open-source way to call upon standardized voice/video communication without stepping outside of the browser. Eventually, it could mean apps like Google Talk - which is being migrated over to use WebRTC - could challenge rivals like Skype from any standards-compliant browser, rather than demanding a separate app be installed.

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