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A new sculpture going live on Wednesday in the Flatiron South Public Plaza in New York is not your typical artwork. It combines technology, sociology, anthropology and art to let…

Always-on video portal lets people in NYC and Dublin interact in real time

Dating app maker and Tinder parent Match Group said during its Q2 earnings it will bring audio and video chat, including group live video, and other livestreaming technologies to several…

Match Group to add audio and video chat, including group live video, to its dating app portfolio

Twitter has been doubling down on video services within its app, building out Twitter Live and recently launching Fleets so that users can share more moving media alongside their pithy…

Twitter app code indicates that live video broadcasting app Periscope may get shut down

Instagram is today introducing a new way for creators to make money. The company is now rolling out badges in Instagram Live to an initial group of over 50,000 creators,…

Instagram rolls out fan badges for live videos, expands IGTV ads test

Amazon today is launching a new service called Amazon Explore that allows customers to book live, virtual experiences led by local experts. The experiences may be focused on creativity, learning…

Amazon launches a virtual tours and experience platform, Amazon Explore

Houseparty, the video chat app that’s seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live video with friends. The company…

Houseparty expands beyond video chat with co-watching of live events

Music streaming service Soundcloud is capitalizing on consumer demand for live entertainment amid the COVID-19 quarantine with the launch of its own slate of originally produced live programming. The company…

Soundcloud to launch live original programming on Twitch

Instagram is today launching a new way for users to fundraise for nonprofits via Instagram Live, amid the coronavirus pandemic. While the company had already offered Donation Stickers for the…

Instagram now allows users to fundraise for nonprofits while live streaming

Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve…

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written…

LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service

Amazon is taking on QVC with the launch of Amazon Live, which features live-streamed video shows from Amazon talent as well as those from brands that broadcast their own live streams through…

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

As part of Twitter’s attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing those who repeatedly harass, threaten or otherwise make…

Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams

Musical.ly is merging the functionality from its two-year old live-streaming platform Live.ly into its main app, and has disabled Live.ly’s standalone app as part of the transition process. The Live.ly…

Musical.ly kills its standalone live-streaming app Live.ly

European dating giant Badoo has added a live video chat feature to its apps, giving users the chance to talk face-to-face with matches from the comfort of their own home…

Badoo adds Live Video chat to its dating apps

Major League Baseball games are coming to Twitter as a result of a renewed partnership. This Thursday, Twitter will live stream the Texas Rangers versus the Oakland Athletics at 3:35…

Twitter to live stream weekly MLB games in renewed deal

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will make it easier to share a key moment from a live video, so those viewing the tweet don’t have to scroll…

Twitter makes it easier to share the right part of a live video with launch of ‘Timestamps’

Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of trivia applications like HQ Trivia, dating app maker Zoosk has just released an experimental app that combines trivia with the potential for meeting…

Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games

Instagram has been beefing up its Direct Messaging feature as it toys with the idea of spinning out messaging into its own, separate app. Among its more recent tweaks: the…

Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages

Twitter’s Periscope is going after live broadcasters in a big way, as it’s now promising to give back more of their earnings from the sales of Super Hearts in their…

Periscope ups payouts to broadcasters on sales of Super Hearts, adds holiday bonuses

Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch is continuing to see solid growth, according to a new report from Streamlabs, which found that Twitch increased its numbers of concurrent streamers on the…

Twitch’s concurrent streamers grew 67% in Q3, as YouTube Gaming declined

Make way for more talking heads. Instagram, competing hot on the heels of other live video broadcasting apps, is enhancing its video streaming service with a new feature that it…

Instagram now lets people add guests to live video streams

Facebook and the NFL this morning announced a new multi-year programming deal that will see the sports organization distributing official NFL video, including game recaps and official highlights, to the…

The NFL partners with Facebook to distribute game highlights and recaps on the social network

Instagram is celebrating its milestone of reaching 800 million users on the platform, and 500 million using it daily, with new comment moderation tools that make it easier to silence…

Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts

Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced face filters, which add visual effects to detected faces,…

Instagram adds face filters to live video

Twitch today is introducing a suite of tools called Twitch Extensions that will allow its streamers to customize their channel pages with interactive features, including polls, leaderboards, tickers, schedules, overlays…

Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box.…

Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

Twitter launched a version of its service on Apple TV and other media player platforms last fall in order to deliver its live video content to the big screen. Today,…

Another new hire for Twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself…

Twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business

In addition to Facebook’s announcement of a new partnership with the MLB to live stream a number of regular season games, the social network this week also signed a deal…

Facebook takes on Twitch with new live-streaming deal for esports

Twitter lost the deal to stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games this year to Amazon, but today the company is announcing a new multi-year agreement that will bring live…

Twitter announces a new deal for year-round NFL content that includes live video, but no games