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Blackboard Acquires WebRTC Provider Requestec

Blackboard has acquired Requestec, a provider of Web-based real-time communication (WebRTC) technology.

"Through WebRTC's open standard protocols, Requestec delivers high quality IP telephony, video conferencing and instant messaging directly within desktop and mobile browsers, eliminating the need for downloads or plugins," according to a news release about the acquisition. "It also allows for enhanced collaboration tools, such as screen sharing, to be used directly within browsers."

"Today's news is a huge testament to the future of WebRTC technology and its ability to improve how people are communicating," said Benjamin Weekes, co-founder and director of Requestec, in a prepared statement. "Browser-based communications is a market disruptor as it challenges conventional thinking and advances new ways to collaborate. I am proud to partner with a company who shares our passion for technology and innovation."

More information about Requestec is available at

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