WebRTC Weekly Issue #163 - March 15, 2017

Here is the latest on WebRTC  from your friends at webrtcweekly.com.

Before we begin:

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Meet the new Hangouts (Google)
Google is unbundling Hangouts into Meet and Chat. In the spirit of Allo and Duo?

Why We Need End to End Encryption For Online Communications (Riot)
All true. Problem is users don’t care, so it is up to vendors (!) to care.


Fiddle-of-the-week: await WebRTC in Firefox 52 (Advancing WebRTC)
Using promises and passing WebRTC stats information across tabs.

The road to a more private and secure calling protocol (Wire)
Signaling isn’t easy. I liked the change they made for managing call states.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

None this week.


Xirsys Version 3 Beta Available Now (Xirsys)
Xirsys becomes an interesting NAT traversal managed service now that it adds support in more regions.

Frozen Mountain Announces WebRTC Audio/Video Support for SmartGlasses Android Platform (Press release)
Frozen Mountain adds support for SmartGlasses.

A major upgrade to calling (Wire)
Wire improves their call stability and adds end-to-end encryption.

Video calls for Signal out of beta (Signal)
Signal officially does video. Also adding iOS CallKit support and P2P.

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