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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of WebRTC (real-time communications) capabilities.
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By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2016
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Steve Leonard, 1/15/2016
WebRTC gives users the ability to share video, audio and data with each other directly in a browser without installing any plug-ins, apps or software. Users simply go ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
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The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
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