Ars Technica: London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage

Don’t read this if you have a delicate stomach. Ars Technica: London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage. “You can now feast your eyes on a festering chunk of solidified sewage as it ages, not-so-gracefully, inside a specially-designed isolation case that is being livestreamed from a museum in London.”

Tubefilter: Twitch Is Approaching Top YouTube Stars With Exclusive Livestreaming Deals Potentially Worth Millions (Report)

Tubefilter: Twitch Is Approaching Top YouTube Stars With Exclusive Livestreaming Deals Potentially Worth Millions (Report). “Amazon has begun to aggressively pursue YouTube stars and popular media companies for exclusive livestreaming deals that are reportedly valued at as much as several million dollars per year. Bloomberg reports that Twitch — which currently garners 15 million daily viewers — is seeking to add new talent in order to broaden the site’s horizons beyond its core gaming contingency.”

Engadget: Adidas will livestream high school football games on Twitter

Engadget: Adidas will livestream high school football games on Twitter. “Adidas has partnered with Twitter on a new series that will livestream high school football games happening all over the country on the social network. Titled, naturally, Friday Night Stripes, the show will broadcast friday night games throughout the sport’s regular season from September 7th until November 9th.”

Radioworld: Alt Station Experiments With VR

Radioworld: Alt Station Experiments With VR. “Due to space limitations, only 70 people are allowed into 91.9 WFPK(FM)’s ‘Live Lunch’ music concerts. The events are broadcast live on the Louisville, Ky., independent alternative station every Friday at noon. Until now, the only way to enjoy these concerts was to be one of the lucky 70 attendees or to listen via WFPK’s FM broadcast or web streaming. But things changed the first day of June. When the band Awolnation took to the stage at the downtown Louisville Public Media performance studio that noon hour, a new audience got to see the concert in virtual reality.”

TechCrunch: Facebook’s ‘Watch Party’ rolls out to all, letting Groups watch videos together

TechCrunch: Facebook’s ‘Watch Party’ rolls out to all, letting Groups watch videos together . “For the past few months, Facebook has been testing something it calls “Watch Party”. It’s a feature that would let Facebook Groups host shared video streaming sessions, with everyone in the group being able to see/comment on the same videos at the same time. Take the Facebook Live concept and swap in a queue of pre-selected videos to make a sort of ad hoc video channel, and that’s a Watch Party. Today the company is rolling the feature out to all Facebook Groups.”

TechCrunch: Twitch launches a ‘how-to’ site for streamers, Twitch Creator Camp

TechCrunch: Twitch launches a ‘how-to’ site for streamers, Twitch Creator Camp . “Twitch wants more people to stream, so it’s going to begin teaching them how. The video game streaming site today announced the launch of Twitch Creator Camp, a new educational resource that helps newcomers learn the basics of streaming, as well as how to build up a channel, connect with fans, and earn rewards.”

The Verge: Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent

The Verge: Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent. Eww. “An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailed the actions of Jason Gargac, a 32-year ride-hailing driver who took advantage of Missouri’s one-party consent laws to build up a Twitch following by live-streaming passengers — including children. At times, Gargac has inadvertently revealed the full names of his riders and what their homes and neighborhoods looked like on his channel, under the online handle ‘JustSmurf.'”