Real-Time Communication Without Plugins WebRTC stands for  Web Real-Time Communication, and it is a peer-to-peer communication technology for the browser, that enables video/audio calling and data sharing without additional plugins. WebRTC started as an effort by Google, to build a standard real-time Media Engine into all the available major browsers, and is now supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera. The API and underlying protocols are being developed jointly at the W3C and IETF. Similar attempts at implementing peer-to peer communications over the web have been made before by Adobe through their acquisition of Amicima in 2006  and subsequent Flash Player 10 (October 2008) and 10.1 (June 2010) releases. Somehow the peer-to-peer technology in Flash Player never took off. The guiding[…]