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Large Social Media houses to Capitalize on Live Streaming madness 12 August 2016

Live video streaming has been on the forefront of many large and small companies recently. Social media companies have also been taking big interest into capitalizing this madness. Twitter has capitalized on live streaming market by inking deals with sports names such as National Football League and National Basketball Association and Bloomberg Media this year. Facebook …

LinkedIn announces 30-second video-streaming service 04 August 2016

LinkedIn, which has been recently acquired by Microsoft, takes a clue from Facebook and Periscope and is planning to roll out a video streaming service. The videos are being tested with a restricted audiences of LinkedIn ‘influencers’ for now. Jonathan (Jasper) Sherman-Presser, senior product manager at LinkedIn has announced in a blog that LinkedIn has …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says company to take video first approach 29 July 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed the company’s commitment to video as the company announced bumper second quarter results. Zuckerberg said “we’re particularly pleased with our progress in video as we move towards a world where video is at the heart of all our services,” and outlined plans to become a “video first” business. Facebook reported …

There will be around 2.4 billion unique monthly active users of OTT by 2020 30 June 2016

At WWDC 2016, Apple announced the introduction of the CallKit application programming interface (API) and the SiriKit software development kit (SDK) as well as an overhaul of iMessage. The new products will facilitate a deeper integration between third-party communications apps and the iPhone and represent a clear move from Apple to strengthen its communications capabilities. …

Facebook is diving into live video game streaming 09 June 2016

People love watching other people play video games, a phenomenon which has flushed ad revenue to gamers and their streaming platforms alike, and this move shows that Facebook wants in on the action. Soon, people playing Blizzard Entertainment games like the super-popular “World of Warcraft” and recent hit “Overwatch” will be able to easily “Go …

Wirecast launches live streaming onto Facebook Live 14 April 2016

After Facebook announced making its Live API available for developers, Telestream’s Wirecast, a live streaming tool has now added Facebook Live as a streaming destination for it. This will allow users of Wirecast to create videos and stream them from their computers, onto their Facebook timelines. The advantage over streaming directly from the Facebook app …

Video Streaming on Drones, GoPro and Wearables 13 April 2016

It’s raining Drones, GoPros and wearables. Video streaming from these devices is catching up to become mainstream. Recently, Periscope and GoPro partnered to launch live streaming on Periscope directly from select GoPro devices. This news comes up shortly after Periscope integrated with Twitter’s timeline, allowing users to broadcast via tweets. This has already led to …

Facebook Live now for Drones, and other Live Streaming devices 13 April 2016

Facebook is taking live streaming beyond the phone. Recently Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a drone flying and live streaming the video in real time on Facebook Live. They are making its Live API available to the public. This is being done so that developers can add live streaming to 3rd party apps and devices for publishers …

Facebook pumps up live streaming 07 April 2016

Facebook is actively adding features to Facebook Live to make it competitive with industry leader, Periscope. Live video, after a dull start, has become a rage today, with Snapchat and Meerkat adding to the competition. Facebook is pushing publishers to produce live videos, even is offering to pay for producing live video content. Reports say …

Periscope gets 110 years of live video watched in a day 29 March 2016

Periscope is on a roll. The biggest player in mobile live streaming has recently turned a year old. Owned by Twitter, the company revealed that it has had 200 million broadcasts made on its network. It gets a daily view of ‘110 years of live video’ on the mobile apps. These numbers don’t include re-watches …

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