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  • Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope

    Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope

    Twitter announced a new monetization option today, adding live Periscope content to its monetization options, which lets approved creators and brands earn a share of ad revenue on their media posts. Including live content produced via Periscope in the program is new, and the first partners to take advantage are Chase and Grey Goose, which are creating broadcasts with tennis legend Andy Roddick… Read More

  • Microsoft acquires Beam interactive game live streaming service

    Microsoft acquires Beam interactive game live streaming service

    Microsoft has acquired Beam, a Seattle-based interactive game streaming service that lets viewers play along with streamers as they watch. Beam’s model takes the mostly passive interaction that streaming fans may be used to from services like Twitch and YouTube, and adds the ability for viewers to interact with the streamer via crowdsourced controls. Players interacting through Beam… Read More

  • Musical.ly launches live.ly for live streaming

    Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of live.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the live.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on musical.ly. Launched last year, musical.ly is growing fast, with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos by allowing users to dub over their… Read More

  • YouNow’s Adi Sideman on how to make money in live streaming

    YouNow’s Adi Sideman on how to make money in live streaming

    Adi Sideman‘s live streaming app YouNow currently sits at 77th place in the App Store Top Grossing list, but it’s wildly popular among youths; Sideman says 70 percent of users are under 24. Read More

  • VideoBlocks brings 360-degree video to its stock media service

    VideoBlocks brings 360-degree video to its stock media service

    VideoBlocks, a stock image and video service that offers both a subscription library and a marketplace for buying individual items, today announced that it is bringing 360-degree video to its service. As VideoBlocks founder and executive chairman Joel Holland told me, the company is both creating its own content (mostly for its subscription library) and partnering with companies like… Read More

  • Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service

    Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service

    Verizon, the parent of TechCrunch’s parent AOL, is being accused of violating net neutrality principles by excluding its own mobile video streaming service, go90, from data charges — thereby creating an unequal playing field. Read More

  • Vimeo Unveils “Share The Screen” Initiative At Sundance In Hopes Of Attracting More Female Filmmakers

    Vimeo Unveils “Share The Screen” Initiative At Sundance In Hopes Of Attracting More Female Filmmakers

    Vimeo wants more women making films on its platform and is launching a new three-pronged initiative called “Share the Screen” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, today to lend financial and other support to talented female filmmakers. Just like in tech, women are woefully underrepresented in the film industry, especially in leadership positions. Women made up just… Read More

  • Google’s Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red Crunch Network

    Google’s Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red

    In November, Google through its copyright legal director Fred Von Lohmann announced it would offer legal support on the basis of fair use to a select group of content creators on YouTube that receive copyright claims. Videos, which in Google’s view constitute fair use will remain live in the United States and be featured in the YouTube Copyright Center. Read More

  • Legal Streaming: Build Your Audience Without Getting GG’ed Crunch Network

    Legal Streaming: Build Your Audience Without Getting GG’ed

    Tens of thousands of broadcasters, game developers, and fans converged on San Francisco’s Moscone Center during TwitchCon 2015 — Twitch’s inaugural celebration for the videogame streaming community. Since its launch in 2007, Twitch has grown into the world’s most popular streaming platform for video game and electronic sports Internet streaming, ranking fourth overall… Read More

  • YouTube Launches Its Long-Awaited Music App

    YouTube Launches Its Long-Awaited Music App

    You’ve probably been watching music videos on YouTube since its inception. The platform has also served as the go-to place for wannabe musicians to be found, but it’s never catered to that specific vertical. The team rolled out YouTube for gaming last month and today it is launching YouTube Music for iOS and Android. The enhanced, paid, experience is free during a 14-day trial. Read More

  • The Joy Of Watching Paint Dry On Twitch

    The Joy Of Watching Paint Dry On Twitch

    Bob Ross is taking over Twitch. There are currently more people watching Bob Ross paint a covered bridge than there are viewers of Dota 2 or Hearthstone. Twitch’s Creative channel has about 45,000 viewers, with the vast majority enjoying the calming brush strokes of Bob Ross. Twitch launched its new Creative channel two days back. As it notes in a blog post, creatives have used Twitch… Read More