The most popular VOIP product could soon find its way onto a website so that native apps are no longer needed. Before we get too excited, let's start with the traditional rumor warnings: this is a rumor and analysis from a Microsoft job posting, it may never come to fruition. Now with that completed, let's move on.
The job posting by Microsoft seems to indicate that they plan to bring Skype to your web browser. All of this is on the heels of Microsoft's acquisition of Skype. The job posting, seen here, is looking for "passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web."
Right now, if they were to bring strictly the messaging portion to the web, they would be entering some crowded territory. FaceBook, Yahoo, and others already offer instant messaging without any sort of native client. If they bring the video chat along for the ride, then the competition thins out. Either way, it's an exciting prospect that Skype could soon be used without a native client.