The move brings Opera in line with the other two big WebRTC-supporting browsers, Chrome and Firefox, which both already support the promising protocol in their Android versions.
The company, which sells Google Apps-rivalling software to telcos and hosting outfits (and offers it all free to the open source crowd), has unveiled OX Drive and a new communications app based on WebRTC technology.
Cellular One is connecting its customers directly with doctors via Skype and Facetime as part of a larger effort from the Competitive Carriers Association to bring telemedicine to rural communities.
Rounds, the group video chat app we’ve covered a few times before on Gigaom, announced a partnership with Vidyo Tuesday. Rounds will use Vidyo’s technology to power the next generation of its mobile app, which will include features like video overlays while you browse a site or watch a YouTube video — think chatheads, but with live vide feeds. The company is working on this new app now, and a spokesperson told me it will be ready for release within about a month.
Rabb.it wants to launch its OS X-only video chat app on publishers’ websites, with a little help from WebRTC.
Google’s new Helpouts platform launches with real-time advice for cooking, home improvement and computer problems. Down the line, its biggest impact could be on health care.
Tango is retooling its over-the-top communications business around social networking and providing communications services for game makers. It credits that approach to its recent surge in growth, adding 50 million new users in six months.
Carriers thought WhatsApp and Skype would shine bright and then simply fade way, says Genband CEO David Walsh. They were wrong. Now the mobile industry is fighting back with the tools they have, starting with acquisition.
Ready for the future? Skype wants to bring 3D calls to the masses, but is patiently waiting for technology to catch up.
We put the question to Rebtel CEO and over-the-top communications veteran Andreas Bernström. He had two big predictions: Google will acquire WhatsApp, and AT&T will acquire Twilio.