Livestreaming

  • Next Entertainment wants to make it possible to live stream for a living

    Next Entertainment wants to make it possible to live stream for a living

    A Taiwan-based startup called Next Entertainment has raised $25 million in an outsized Series A round of funding for apps that make it possible to live stream for a living. The company’s founder and CEO, Andy Zhong, is no stranger to tech and new media. He previously started FunPlus, a social gaming company acquired by a Chinese conglomerate, Zhongji, in 2014 for $960 million. In… Read More

  • Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

    Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

    A startup called Waggle raised $2.3 million in seed funding to become the go-to destination for animal lovers and pet parents online, and for sharing all the cute pups and madcap kitteh adventures they have to offer. The New York City-based startup was incubated at Broadway Video Ventures, the venture arm of the production company behind premium comedy shows like 30 Rock, Portlandia… Read More

  • Kim Dotcom’s extradition appeal has started and is being live-streamed

    Kim Dotcom’s extradition appeal has started and is being live-streamed

    More than four years later, Kim Dotcom’s legal battles (at least in New Zealand) may be close to an end. His final appeal to avoid extradition to face charges in the U.S started yesterday in Auckland’s High Court, and is expected to last six weeks.  And, in a first for any case in New Zealand (and in typical Kim Dotcom fashion), the appeal is being live-streamed. All of the… Read More

  • YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

    YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

    YouTube, sounding a little miffed that House representatives were livestreaming their sit-in using Periscope and Facebook Live, reminded its community that it has been offering livestreaming on its site since 2011, “before it was cool,” the company snarked in a series of announcements emerging from this week’s VidCon event. That may be true, but a single-purpose app… Read More

  • Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming

    Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming

    If people spend a lot of time doing something on the Internet, you can bet Facebook wants a piece. Its latest conquest attempt is the video game streaming business ruled by Twitch and YouTube. Today, Facebook announced its working with World Of Warcraft maker Blizzard to build social login and Facebook Live video streaming into their games, starting with its new blockbuster… Read More

  • What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

    What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

    Livestreams start boring because broadcasters don’t want to begin the real action until more people have tuned in. That can take a few minutes, even with streams being rapidly distributed via push notifications, tweets and the News Feed. But by that time, the initial audience may have bounced, and the recorded replay won’t entice viewers later. Facebook Live videos auto-play… Read More

  • Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

    Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

    Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don’t mind that they won’t be able to permanently save and share the video. The new Continuous Live Video API enables persistent streams like nature feeds, 24-hour windows into major landmarks or cameras trained on a pit… Read More

  • Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set up solution with industrial-strength capabilities. Read More

  • Facebook fights Periscope by showing Live videos higher than saved streams

    Facebook fights Periscope by showing Live videos higher than saved streams

    It doesn’t matter if it was Live if you missed it. And Facebook knows that people watch actually Live streams 3X longer than saved ones. So it’s changing the News Feed to prefer on-going broadcasts. Twitter’s big advantage with Periscope is that they’re both inherently real-time platforms. Periscopes generate notifications for all your followers there, and show up… Read More

  • 100M Live Broadcasts In, Periscope Streams New Life Into Your Twitter Feed

    100M Live Broadcasts In, Periscope Streams New Life Into Your Twitter Feed

    Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming app, has played around in the outskirts of Twitter, with nothing more than a screenshot and link being shared when you see a stream pop up in your timeline. That changes today as Periscope gets fully baked into the iOS version of Twitter and coming soon for Android and web. You might be asking “what took so long?” but since Periscope… Read More