There's something thrilling about using job postings to parse a company's strategy, especially when the advert is so gosh darn low on secrecy. Take Microsoft, for instance, which posted four openings for developers to work on its Skype for Browsers project. If that weren't self-explanatory enough, the various ads each explain that Microsoft is looking for code monkeys to help "bring [the] Skype experience on to the Web," a position that calls for HTML5 know-how, along with proficiency in C#, Java or C++.
Microsoft is sponsoring Dev Unplugged, a contest for developers working on games and music applications in HTML5. "We believe that HTML5 and related technologies, in conjunction with faster and faster browsers, finally give develope... Read Post
According to a report on GigaOm that leans on postings for Microsoft positions, the company intends to use the WebRTC technology to take Skype into the browser. WebRTC is a critical... Read Post