WebRTC Weekly Issue #183 - August 2, 2017

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


Slack Is Raising $250 Million From SoftBank, Others (Bloomberg)
Another large round of funding for Slack.

Mitel announces definitive agreement to acquire ShoreTel (Press release)
Not exactly WebRTC, but both have WebRTC assets and capabilities.

Goodbye Flash, Hello WebRTC: A New Solution for Video Chat (WebRTC.ventures)
Video chat has long moved to WebRTC from Flash. This is just the last piece of the puzzle.


WebRTC Externals – the cross-browser WebRTC debug extension (webrtcHacks)
How to get Chrome’s webrtc-internals to work across all browsers.

Sidebar Video Chat: A WebRTC video experiment in Google Apps Script as an add-on (MASHe)
Part of the challenge with WebRTC is finding the right components/products to use.

Free WebRTC example with Webix and EasyRTC (XB Software)
A nice step by step tutorial.

Hacking Social Video: Building a Group Live Video App: Part 2 (TokBox)
TokBox continues explaining how to use its platform for social group chat.

Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 36 (WebKit)
Mostly bug fixes and optimizations for WebRTC in this release.

WebRTC Discussions Summary from IETF 99 Meeting (WebRTC Standards)
Quiet week at the IETF for WebRTC.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

The Rise of StreamingPLUS (Wowza)
A good overview of what’s driving the low latency live streaming demand.

Peer5 raises $2.5M for its peer-to-peer approach to streaming video (TechCrunch)
CDN P2P services are starting to be interesting.

Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device (TechCrunch)
I wonder what can Facebook do here that others haven’t tried in dedicated video chat devices.


NoMachine Announces Upcoming Cloud Server Suite in Version 6 (Press release)
Now with H.264 codec support.

Screenleap Now Available For iOS  (Screenleap)
Screenleap adds an iOS app to its screen sharing service.

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