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You may not experience a “total eclipse of the heart” today, but you may be able to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. The 2019 South American solar eclipse will darken the skies in Chile and Argentina later this afternoon. People who cannot experience the solar eclipse live, will be able to tune in to livestreams by Slooh and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The solar eclipse will begin today at 2:24pm EST on the Oeno Island, a British territory in the South Pacific Ocean. It will move onto La Serena, Chile by 3:2pm EST and end at 4:44pm EST just south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Viewers will be able to tune in at 3:15pm EST to livestreams that are hosted by Slooh or the... Read more...
Shopping outlets and channels like HSN and QVC may soon face some serious competition. Amazon Live, a new live streaming service, is now available to Amazon Professional Sellers. Amazon Professional Sellers will now be able to engage with their customers in real-time and advertise featured products. During the livestream, Sellers will be able to chat with their viewers and demonstrate products, while viewers can comment during the livestream and directly purchase featured items from a carousel display that appears under the video. Amazon claims that Sellers will be able to “reach more shoppers on Amazon.com and build your brand through interactive livestreams.” Amazon Sellers... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg is about to get “Zucc’d”. White-hat hackers usually help to plug security holes, but one hacker has promised to thrust Facebook into chaos. Taiwanese bug bounty hunter Chang Chi-yuan recently announced that he will livestream an attempt to hack into Zuckerberg's Facebook account. The 24 year-old hacker announced to his 26,000 Facebook followers that he will broadcast “the deletion of FB founder Zuck’s account”. The deletion is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th at 6pm NST (6am EST). Chang will stream the event on his own Facebook page. Chang is a minor celebrity in Taiwan and has appeared on a number of talk shows. He was recently sued by... Read more...
After hearing rumblings over the weekend that Android O was poised for an August 21st debut, we received official confirmation of that date today from Google. The internet giant has launched a new teaser site that is counting down to Monday’s big day, which also coincides with solar eclipse that will sweep from the northwestern United States down to the southeast. Given that the official reveal will take place on Monday, the Android O site is chock full of information relating to solar eclipses, and how Americans are banding together to film continue footage of the event using the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Google also provides links to where you can tune in to NASA’s livestream of the total... Read more...
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 was able to grow its community to 100,000 people in a few short months. Salsamendi noted, “I vividly... 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 cigarette, Daasuke instead tried giving some camera time to his fancy new oil match lighter. During... 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, this is an exciting development. A reporter could, for example, produce intense POV footage... 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 be able to launch a Google+ Hangout on Air from the YouTube Live event manager, too. Eg, This Schnauzer... 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 capacity for future expansion. Furthermore, Livestream received a grant from the New York State Energy... Read more...