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Several weeks ago, a terrorist killed fifty people at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The horrific attack was streamed through Facebook Live and shared thousands of times through additional Facebook posts. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recently shared a letter with the New Zealand Herald that outlines the actions Facebook plans to take to police hate groups and hate speech. Sandberg noted that immediately after the attack, Facebook removed the video of the attack, shut down the terrorist’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, and used AI to delete related videos. Their efforts were not enough to prevent the terrifying footage from... Read more...
Over the last handful of months, Facebook has been working aggressively to tackle some important issues with the service, some of which are mere annoyances, and others more severe in nature. On one hand, for example, the company aims to eradicate "fake news" from our feeds, and on the other, it's putting into place measures to help detect suicidal users. Another major issue Facebook is going to be focusing more effort on is live video used for malicious or upsetting content. This news follows an incident last month where an elderly gentleman had his life cut short by someone dealing with his own issues in a truly disgusting way. The video of the murder stayed on the service for a couple of hours,... Read more...
Google wants you to put down your Periscope and forget about Facebook for your live streaming needs, and turn to YouTube instead. Many already have, save for mobile users, as that wasn't a feature YouTube supported. Now it does and with YouTube's massive audience, this could be a big deal for live content creators. We’ve been offering live streaming on YouTube since 2011, before it was cool. Millions of people around the world tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding in 2011. One-sixth of the Internet watched Felix Baumgartner leap from space live on YouTube in 2012," YouTube boasted in a blog post. "And just this year, we became the first ever to broadcast a 360-degree live stream during Coachella."The... Read more...
It just over a year ago when YouTube launched support for 360-degree videos, giving content creators a neat way to further immerse viewers in their world. Taking it a step further, YouTube has added live streaming and spatial audio to the mix so viewers can jump into a 360-degree scene as it's taking place. Adding live streaming to 360-degree videos might sound like a relatively minor update, but for some viewers, it has the potential to be a big deal. In announcing the added, YouTube Chief Product Office Neal Mohan waxed nostalgic about missing out on seeing Magic Johnson, his favorite basketball player back in the day, compete in person as a kid. "Whether it’s a sporting event or a concert... Read more...
One of the newest fads in mobile is live streaming. The idea itself isn't brand new, but with Twitter (via Periscope) and Facebook both pushing live streaming functionality, users are taking notice and jumping on board. The same goes for Google, which is building a live streaming app of its own called YouTube Connect.You're not supposed to know about YouTube Connect just yet. It hasn't been officially announced and Google isn't keen on commenting on the subject. Nevertheless, VentureBeat caught wind of the project through "a source close to the matter" and shared some of the details of YouTube Connect, details that could change by the time it ships.As it stands now, YouTube Connect isn't all... Read more...
The guys and gals at Facebook are looking to disrupt the live streaming scene with a live video option baked into the world's largest social network. It's a feature that's already proven popular with Twitter and Periscope, but what's different about Facebook's implementation is that the video feed doesn't disappear after 24 hours.Facebook also has the advantage of a potentially much wider audience. Periscope last summer said it had more than 10 million users on iOS and Android, while Twitter is sitting pretty with over 332 million users. Both are respectable in their own right, but neither one comes close to Facebook's more than 1.04 billion daily active users—the official average Facebook reported... Read more...
Nearly a year ago, Amazon managed to snatch away from Google what seemed be a surefire acquisition target: Twitch. Amazon purchased the incredibly popular game streaming service for $970 million and has done its best to help the service thrive amidst DDoS attacks, malware, and run-of-the-mill hackers. Google may have lost out in its bid to acquire Twitch, but don’t think for one second that the Internet giant doesn’t have the resources to counterpunch with its own rival service. Today, Google announced that YouTube will add support for 60 FPS 1080p and 720p live video streaming to its repertoire. If you still need further confirmation that Google is taking direct aim at Twitch, the company... Read more...