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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 company is announcing Guest Star, a new feature that will tie into existing streaming software, allowing stream hosts to bring up to five guests into a stream…

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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 into moderating digital content over the years. The rise of more real-time media formats, like livestreaming and snappy video sharing, has made it har…

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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 YouTube users were already using the mobile app and engaging with videos as they watched on the big screen, the company is now introducing a new feature t…

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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 a new age verification technique that uses live image capture technology to identify minors using its app, in order to keep them separated from adult …

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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 more recently, the ability to shop directly from livestreams hosted by creators. Now, it’s furthering that investment with new features for live …

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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 livestreamed his attack on Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming platform. Even though Twitch removed the video two minutes after the violence began, …

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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. mass shooting left 10 people dead and raised familiar questions about how much responsibility social media companies bear in amplifying extremism that c…

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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 were asked about live sports after the company reported a disappointing first-quarter net loss of 200,000 subscribers, Ted Sarandos pretty much rejected…

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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