WebRTC Weekly Issue #280 - June 19, 2019

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


Video Quality of Experience Survey (Google Form)
One of the people @ Kurento is doing a survey on video quality. Help him out!

Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout (The Verge)
RCS without carriers. Sounds a lot like iMessage. But what about Duo?

Anti-spam service Truecaller adds free voice calling feature (TechCrunch)
Is this WebRTC or not?


PSA: More standardized getStats() metrics in M76 (discuss-webrtc)
Additions to getStats() metrics will make the spec compliant implementation more useful.

WebSockets vs Long Polling (Ably)
I really liked this explanation.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Houseparty Is Joining Epic Games (Houseparty)
That was unexpected. Houseparty now part of the company behind Fortnite.

Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for up to $25M to bolster its esports efforts (TechCrunch)
If I am not mistaken, Bebo were relying on WebRTC for their tech.

Decentralized video infrastructure platform Livepeer raises $8M Series A (TechCrunch)
I wonder if they’ll pull it off without media servers.

Loom Raises $11 Million in Series B Funding Round (UC Today)
Congrats. I really like this service.

Symphony, a messaging app that’s been a hit with Wall Street, raises $165M at a $1.4B valuation (Symphony)
Lots of funding raised this week.

Microsoft Edge Reddit AMA: Edge might come to Linux (ZDNet)
Obviously, now that edge is “Chrome from Microsoft”, Linux support is possible.

Wire collaborates with EY for on-premise end-to-end encrypted messaging app (TechCrunch)
Wire goes on prem in search of revenue.

Live Auctions Need Realtime Video Streaming (Red5 Pro)
If you want remote participants, then yes. realtime video streaming will be needed.

Crave Interactive Empowers Hoteliers and Guests With 24/7 Video Service Platform (press release)
Getting room service on a video call. Haven’t thought about that one.


Introducing Lifesize Go: Free, Fast and Flexible Video Conferencing for All (Lifesize)
Lifesize wants to pull out a Zoom.

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