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Twitch’s new Guest Star mode will let anyone turn their stream into a talk show

Twitch wants to make it easier for creators to pull guests into their livestreams, talk show-style — and everybody gets to be a creator. The...

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Influencers peddling medical, financial advice now need certification, China says

China has taken another step to regulate how online influencers impart information to their followers. The government has put a great deal of effort...

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Disney+ expands its livestreaming efforts with upcoming ‘Harmonious Live!’ music special

“Harmonious Live!”, a special music performance at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, will be broadcast on Disney+.

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YouTube’s mobile app can now sync to your TV without casting for a ‘second screen’ experience

YouTube is improving its app’s experience for those who watch videos via their TVs, the company announced today. After observing that many...

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Gen Z social app Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors using its service

Yubo, a social livestreaming app popular with a Gen Z audience, announced today it’s becoming one of the first major social platforms to adopt...

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YouTube teases expansion of livestream shopping with new features arriving later this year

In recent years, YouTube has been working to transform its platform into more of a shopping destination with product launches like shoppable ads or...

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Facebook and Twitter still can’t contain the Buffalo shooting video

Ten people were murdered this weekend in a racist attack on a Buffalo, New York supermarket. The eighteen-year-old white supremacist shooter...

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There are no easy answers for tech in the aftermath of the Buffalo tragedy

As a gunman wrought terror in a Buffalo, New York supermarket over the weekend, the violence was, yet again, streamed live online. The latest U.S....

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Netflix is not yet considering live sports — but here’s why it should

There’s no denying that including live sports content will ultimately be a boon to streaming services. However, last week, when Netflix executives...

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China further limits access to unauthorized foreign games

For years, China has left a loophole open for people to access unauthorized video games, but it’s ready to close it. Many foreign titles lack a...

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New Twitch appeals portal lets users monitor and object to account bans

Twitch is updating its appeals and reporting processes, following through on product updates the company promised late last year. The biggest change...

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Pandemic and ‘revenge travel’ helps power Heygo to a $20M Series A funding round

During the worst throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, very few people could travel. Meanwhile, both 2021 and 2022 were predicted to be the years of...

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Fast-growing livestream shopping platform Whatnot acquires Pastel Labs, hires VP of engineering

Livestream shopping platform Whatnot has come a long way from being run out of a garage in Phoenix to now a 120-person company, valued at $1.5...

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Twitch partners with indie music licensing group Merlin

Twitch will strike up a partnership with independent digital music licensing group Merlin, marking the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform’s...

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TikTok is testing a desktop streaming software called TikTok Live Studio

What if instead of watching your favorite TikTok star stream on Twitch, you could watch them play video games live on TikTok? For the last few days,...

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Meta rolls out a suite of new features and discovery tools for Facebook Live creators

Meta (formerly Facebook) today is introducing a number of Facebook Live updates that will allow creators to engage with fans during their live...

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Streamlabs changes its name after backlash from Twitch stars and open source software maker

One of the most popular streaming software makers is in hot water after being called out by top Twitch personalities and the open source project that...

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Now you can watch Twitch on your Nintendo Switch

Have you ever had the itch to watch Twitch on Nintendo Switch? Available now as a free download on the Nintendo eShop, the Twitch app lets users...

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Mevo Multicam is a great livestreaming studio-in-a-box, if you can learn to trust it

The Mevo Start 3-pack with the Mevo Multicam App three-camera kit costs $999. Add some good lights and a half-decent microphone, and you have a full...

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YouTube plans week-long live shopping event, following tests of livestream shopping with creators

YouTube announced earlier this year it would begin pilot testing livestream shopping with a handful of select creators. Now, the company is ready for...

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Twitch streamers respond after huge leak of creator payout data

Twitch confirmed yesterday that a massive cache of internal data, including creator payouts, was published online after a breach. The streaming...

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Online events platform Delegate Connect gets $10M AUD led by AirTree

Delegate Connect is the latest virtual/hybrid events platform to land funding. The Melbourne-based startup announced today it has raised $10 million...

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Facebook debuts ‘Live Shopping Fridays’ featuring beauty, fashion and skincare brands

Facebook wants to whet consumers’ appetite for live streamed shopping with this week’s launch of “Live Shopping Fridays”...

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Pinterest to test livestreamed events this month with 21 creators

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature livestreamed sessions from top...

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Walmart to host a new livestream shopping event on TikTok, following successful pilot

In December, Walmart partnered with TikTok on the first pilot test of a new livestreamed shopping experience in the U.S. on the video platform. That...

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Instagram launches ‘Live Rooms’ for live broadcasts with up to four creators

Instagram today announced it’s adding a much-requested feature to its app with the launch of “Live Rooms,” which allow up to four...

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Newness raises $3.5 million for its ‘Twitch for beauty streamers’

Newness, a startup co-founded by former Twitch employees, has raised $3.5 million in a Sequoia-led seed round for its live-streaming platform aimed...

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Medal.tv, a video clipping service for gamers, enters the livestreaming market with Rawa.tv acquisition

Medal.tv, a short-form video clipping service and social network for gamers, is entering the livestreaming market with the acquisition of Rawa.tv, a...

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