Google projects: Social gaming platform and Chrome video chat

games at googleA Google job posting reveals the company is looking for a product manager to head a project called Games at Google. The job description says the position will be responsible for “driving Google’s gaming strategy,” and will need to design the user experience while seeking “key partnerships.”

Social gaming is a hot commodity right now, and one that the social networks Google aspires to join the ranks of are offering. It’s yet another step for Google in what’s looking more and more like that layered approach to social we’ve heard so much about, and if implemented correctly it could be a major success. Of course little is known at this point aside from the basic job description, but we have a few questions right off the bat. Will a social gaming platform be integrated with Chrome or will it be Android-based?

But wait, there’s more: In other Google project news, the company is planning to create native video chat client for Chrome OS. Via blog post, Google announced it will be working to integrate its WebRTC project into Chrome. This will enable developers to “create RTC applications, like the Google Talk client in Gmail, without using any plugins but only WebRTC components that runs in the sandbox.” And seeing as WebRTC is open source and can be integrated into browsers besides Chrome, this would give anyone the ability to make a video chat application.

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