SF Gate: SF is home to the world’s oldest webcam. After 25 years, it’s being switched off.

SF Gate: SF is home to the world’s oldest webcam. After 25 years, it’s being switched off.. “A year earlier, [Jeff] Schwartz (known as Webdog) and his cohort Dan Wong (Danno) had already begun running the San Francisco FogCam, named for the shrouded view it offered of the San Francisco State University campus where they were taking computer science classes. Now, it’s the oldest continually operating webcam in the world, and has been running for 25 years. But at the end of August, Schwartz and Wong are pulling the plug.”

The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test

The Verge: Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test. “Reddit is testing out something that, if successful, could help it take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube — live-streaming. The company today announced its first broadcasting tool, which it’s calling the ‘Reddit Public Access Network.’ The software will let eligible users live-stream to a new subreddit called r/pan.”

Google Stadia Connect: how to watch the livestream event on August 19 (TechRadar)

TechRadar: Google Stadia Connect: how to watch the livestream event on August 19. “Google will be holding an online livestream presentation this month ahead of the opening of GamesCom 2019 to show off the latest developments to its Netflix-for-games service ahead of its full launch later this year.”

Engadget: Discord’s ‘Go Live’ lets gamers stream to up to 10 people

Engadget: Discord’s ‘Go Live’ lets gamers stream to up to 10 people. “Imagine streaming a game on Twitch, but only to your closest friends. Gaming chat platform Discord is launching a new feature, Go Live, that will let users stream games directly to 10 other people. Users can view your stream either through the desktop app or by browser. The feature is due to roll out on August 15th.”

Engadget: Twitch unveils its own desktop broadcasting app

Engadget: Twitch unveils its own desktop broadcasting app. “Until now, people who stream their gameplay or lives on Twitch have done so through a PS4, Xbox One, Twitch’s mobile app, Twitch Sings or third-party software. As of today, there’s another option for those hoping to become the next Ninja, Dr. Disrespect or Pokimane: Twitch Studio.”

Reuters: NBA, Twitch announce deal for digital rights to USA Basketball

Reuters: NBA, Twitch announce deal for digital rights to USA Basketball. “USA Basketball is the governing body of American basketball and fields men’s and women’s teams for international competitions, including this year’s International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup in China starting Aug. 31 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. NBA handles media and marketing partnerships for the organization.”

Twitch: Twitch is okay with breastfeeding — but many viewers aren’t, and that’s a problem

The Next Web: Twitch is okay with breastfeeding — but many viewers aren’t, and that’s a problem. “A Twitch streamer apparently started a revolution when she began breastfeeding her child on stream. When a clip of her doing so was deleted, she protested to Twitch. Site support eventually revealed the issue was that no one had, up to now, actually set policy on breastfeeding — but they did decree that it’s allowed.”