livestreaming Stories May 18, 2017

Livestreaming on the YouTube mobile app can certainly come in handy, as we’ve used it at I/O, but Google has held it back just a bit so only certain users can access it. Now, all requirements for mobile livestreaming are being dropped.

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livestreaming Stories May 16, 2016

Facebook has been aggressively courting media publications to use its Live video streaming feature. Today, Buzzfeed was supposed to host the first interview with President Obama using Facebook Live. Shortly before it was supposed to begin, Facebook Live failed and BuzzFeed turned to YouTube to stream the interview instead.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

livestreaming Stories April 18, 2016

Announced last year, YouTube’s 360-degree videos are one of the easiest source of content for VR headsets, like Cardboard. Today, Google is announcing support for live 360-degree video streaming, as well as support for spatial audio.

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livestreaming Stories May 14, 2015

Meerkat officially exits beta, now available to everyone on Google Play

Livestreaming app Meerkat is out of beta on Android and now available to anyone who wants to try it out, the software’s developers announced today. The app was first released to a limited number of users a month ago for testing before going live to the public.

If you weren’t able to get in on the app’s beta, you can download it for free from the Play Store now. Meanwhile, Twitter is still hard at work on the Android-compatible version of its Meerkat competitor, Periscope, which is only available on iOS at the moment.

livestreaming Stories January 30, 2015

This is part two of my series on the state of Google Glass. Be sure to read the first part of this series where I explain the truth of Google’s official stance on where the device is headed.

Google Glass has an uncertain future, but there are many things we can learn from the past two years. While the general public is holding it to the standard of being a consumer product (and has watched it flop), the Explorer Edition Glass saw amazing accomplishments and successes elsewhere: in the workplace. Many startups—dubbed by Google as the “Glass at Work” partners—have seen the device become a major contributor to their business, and one company in particular, CrowdOptic, has seen extraordinary success working with seven Fortune 500 companies that represent more than $1 trillion in market capitalization.

Although the Glass team definitely missed some hurdles as mentioned in Thursday’s Q4 earnings call, the experimental device definitely has legs (and it’s not just because Google says so)…

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