The W3C has launched a new working group dedicated to realtime communications on the internet. The aim of the group is to develop api interfaces enabling realtime communications within the browser without the need to install plugins. Applications in this context comprises audio, video and other services.
The new working group is part of the W3C activities on Ubiquitous Web Applications. Further information about the group is available by the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group Charter and at the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group homepage.