Items tagged with Livestream

Microsoft just acquired Seattle-based company Beam in order to enhance the Xbox One experience. Beam will enable viewers to directly participate in a live streamer's gameplay and broadcast.  Matt Salsamendi, CEO and co-founder of Beam remarked, “As part of Xbox, we’ll be able to scale faster than we’ve ever been able to before. We’re expanding the team, bolstering our infrastructure, and most importantly, continuing to grow and support the amazing community at Beam.”Beam began in January 2016 as a “small group of passionate streamers and an awesome community”. It won Startup Battlefield and... Read more...
Minecraft is a hugely popular game around the globe, and Microsoft was wise to snatch up its creator, Mojang AB, for $2.5 billion last year. Given its popularity, it’s not uncommon to see Minecraft gamers live stream their digital exploits for all to see. What is uncommon, however, is to see such a mundane activity disintegrate into utter chaos and mayhem in a matter of minutes. A 40-year-old Japanese gamer, who goes by the name Daasuke, decided to step away from his mouse and keyboard during a Minecraft streaming session for a smoke break. Instead of using a simple book of matches to light his... Read more...
Livestream is an application that lets you stream a video broadcast, and you can now use the app right from Google Glass specs perched on your face, a development that both heightens privacy concerns and also promises a new wave of POV journalism and entertainment. As a means to broadcast events, Livestream is a great tool, and downloaded and installed on Google Glass, it gains another powerful layer of usability. Glass users can just download and install the Livestream app and launch it by saying, “Ok Glass, Livestream” and tapping the side of Glass. For journalists, fans, and advertisers,... Read more...
YouTube has been gradually allowing more and more users (which is to say, those with a certain number of followers) use a new livestreaming capability, and today that feature begins rolling out to all YouTube users. In order to access the ability to livestream, you must verify your account with Google and must be a user in good standing. “Good standing” means that you can’t have any Community Guidelines violations, no videos blocked by Content ID, and no copyright strikes. Users will see the Live Events feature pop up soon on their Video Manager pages. Further, you’ll now... Read more...
Livestream, the company that connects millions of people over the Internet to live events, has upgraded its infrastructure with AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server with SeaMicro Freedom Fabric Storage as the core platform to provide live video and collaboration, AMD announced today. Equally important, Livesteam's decision to invest in fabric technology provides further validation to AMD's decision to acquire SeaMicro for $334 million, the price it paid back in March 2012. Livestream's investment allows it to double its computing density while reducing power consumption, all while providing plenty of... Read more...