Get Your Virtual Pen Out And Sign The Google Voice Desktop Petition

As soon as everyone got to actually see the unreleased Google Desktop application in action, they wanted to have it.

The only problem is this isn’t just about waiting until Google finishes it off and ships it. There’s a real possibility that Google will never release a Skype-like soft phone for the desktop – they clearly want to build these types of applications in the browser. But the experts we’ve spoken with, including Skype execs, say browser technology just isn’t ready to run high quality VoIP calls at scale. Even with advancements in HTML5, it’s still at least a year away, say people who know:

And sometime after that, we will see web applications leveraging Skype as a service, too.

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