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  • Twitter now lets brands make their own ‘custom hearts’ for Periscope live videos

    Twitter now lets brands make their own ‘custom hearts’ for Periscope live videos

    Those little hearts you tap to signal to a live video’s creator that you’re enjoying the content might look a little different on Twitter in the future. The company announced today a new way for brands to engage fans through live video – it will now let them create their own “custom hearts” for use in Periscope’s live video. The customizations can be… Read More

  • In push for more live video, Twitter officially announces the Producer API

    In push for more live video, Twitter officially announces the Producer API

    Twitter officially announced the launch of a new tool for live video aimed at larger media publishers and broadcasters. The Producer API, as it’s called, will allow professional publishers to connect their equipment to Twitter in order to stream live video directly to its network. Read More

  • Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

    Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

    Twitter’s recently launched “Explore” section will now feature live videos sourced from Periscope within its “Top Trends,” the company announced yesterday. The move will further integrate Twitter’s standalone live streaming app into its main platform, leaving even fewer reasons to keep a separate app dedicated to live streaming video around. The… Read More

  • Livestream now supports simultaneous live broadcasts on YouTube, Periscope and Twitch

    Livestream now supports simultaneous live broadcasts on YouTube, Periscope and Twitch

    Livestream is getting closer to allowing live video created on its platform to get broadcast anywhere online. Specifically, the company announced that premium and enterprise customers will be able to simulcast to non-Livestream video services that support RTMP. That means a publisher could simultaneously show a live video on YouTube, Periscope, Twitch and elsewhere. CEO Jesse Hertzberg… Read More

  • Trump’s inauguration broke live video streaming records

    Trump’s inauguration broke live video streaming records

    Though some cried while others cheered, both sides tuned into to watch President Trump’s inauguration in sizable numbers – record-breaking numbers, in fact. The event has broken new ground, becoming the largest, single live news event that content delivery network Akamai has ever hosted, the company says, following an analysis of its live video data. According to Akamai, live… Read More

  • Twitch opens to vloggers with launch of “IRL,” mobile broadcasting to come next year

    Twitch opens to vloggers with launch of “IRL,” mobile broadcasting to come next year

    After slowly testing the waters with non-game related content, Twitch is officially opening its doors to vloggers. The company today is debuting a new content category on its site called “IRL,” which is where Twitch creators can broadcast anything about their life, communicate with fans, and share their opinions. In addition, because IRL broadcasting is the sort of thing Twitch… Read More

  • Twitter now lets you broadcast live video from its mobile apps

    Twitter now lets you broadcast live video from its mobile apps

    Twitter users will now be able to broadcast live video directly from their mobile apps, thanks to tighter integration with live streaming service Periscope, the companies announced this morning. Through updated iOS and Android applications, rolling out shortly, you’ll be able to tap a “LIVE” button directly from the compose screen where you write tweets, in order to… Read More

  • Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

    Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

    Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up — whether that’s because of fear of government surveillance, discussing a topic that’s known to provoke cyberbullying or because the topic itself is sensitive — like a personal confession or health issue. But anonymity also… Read More

  • Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

    Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

    Does the world need another live video app? Meerkat’s demise might suggest not, but that hasn’t stopped Vine’s co-founders from screwing their courage to the sticking place and stepping into a highly contested space with the launch of an iOS app called Hype — days after Twitter announced it would be shuttering their looping video app, apparently without even doing them… Read More