This Japanese startup makes a killer video conferencing service that aims to replace Skype

Fukuoka-based Glue believes that its new in-browser video chat service, 1meeting, could someday take on the likes of Skype. The four-member startup, founded by system engineer Kota Sakoda in July 2011, provides a variety of web services to domestic clients that are spread out across the entirety of Japan, but its latest product looks like its most promising yet. 1meeting doesn’t require any kind of sign-up or installation and Sakoda claims that the picture and sound quality is better than the competition.