YouTube: It’s time to turn up the music: Watch The BRITs LIVE with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Stormzy, and Justin Timberlake on YouTube. “Do you remember the BRITs, where Ed Sheeran famously brought Stormzy out to perform, Adele showed us that she doesn’t like being rushed, and Ginger Spice unveiled her iconic Union Jack dress? It’s almost time for the action to begin again as the excitement of The BRIT Awards 2018 is almost upon us. What memorable pop culture moments will this year bring? We’re letting you in on all the fun as we’re streaming the BRITs right here live for the fifth year running. “
Advertising Age: Amazon, YouTube, Twitter Are Said To Eye Bids For NFL Rights. “Amazon, YouTube and Twitter are all weighing bids for streaming rights to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ according to people with knowledge of the matter, providing the latest evidence of technology companies’ growing interest in live sports.” NFL Football is not the first sport I’d think about dropping big dollars on….
BuzzFeed: Twitter’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Live Stream Was Part Of A New Initiative. “Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events. Twitter’s initiative to air these videos is currently rolled out across the platform, a company spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News. The company will rely on a set of partnerships with local news stations to select the footage.”
TechCrunch: Vimeo launches tools for simultaneous uploading or livestreaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and others. “Video platform Vimeo is today rolling out new features designed to simplify video distribution across social networks, including one tool that allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Periscope at the same time. Another allows creators to upload to both Facebook and YouTube simultaneously with one click.”
Mashable: As Twitter stock soars, its video app Periscope is suffering from neglect. “When Twitter announced it had acquired Periscope in March 2015, the app was full of promise. It was one of the first to let anyone broadcast video of themselves live from anywhere in the world, using just a smartphone. It also let them interact with viewers through real-time comments and a little heart button used to express that you ‘liked’ someone’s video. By the end of 2015, Apple crowned Periscope iOS app of the year — and Twitter had a hit on its hands. But three years later, Periscope is a shell of its former self.”
Reuters: Google eyes gaming with ‘Yeti’ streaming service: report. “Alphabet Inc’s Google is developing a subscription-based game streaming service that could work either on its Chromecast or a Google-made console, which is still being developed, the Information website reported on Wednesday.”
The Scientist: Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live. “‘I do not do intermuscular injections into any muscles but my thighs . . . so I’ll be taking off my pants,’ announced self-described citizen scientist Aaron Traywick 20 minutes into the half-hour broadcast whose denouement would be his self-injection with a purported vaccine against the herpes virus.”