Youtube Live Is…. Live

Youtube Live Is…. Live

Everyone knows that Youtube is the place to go for funny videos of cats and not-so-funny videos of talentless musicians covering their favorite songs, but the one thing they lacked  was live streaming. That has officially changed thanks to the addition of Youtube Live.

Youtube Live competes directly with services like Justin.tv, and Ustream by allowing users to create land broadcast live streams of… well whatever they feel like. Live streams have been used on other services for a wide variety of things, including sharing special events with geographically distant loved ones, streaming marathon video game sessions designed to generate donations for a charity, and some people have even streamed mundane day-to-day events just because they could.

The addition of Youtube Live comes alongside the Wall Street Journal’s report that Google intends to spend $100 million commissioning new web-exclusive content for Youtube. If the report is accurate, that would mean Youtube would offer original, high quality content alongside the user generated content it’s been showcasing for seven years now. Little is currently known about the type of content Youtube users should expect, but it seems as though Youtube is attempting to compete directly with television networks . By offering shows you can’t get on cable, Youtube is sure to draw new viewers.

Both streaming video, and the upcoming addition of exclusive content are sure to be well received by Youtube users everywhere. Live streaming is one of th4e only features that other companies were offering to draw users away from Youtube, and with original content getting such a big budget, it would be surprising to see it flop. Google is making great strides toward improving Youtube.

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Microsoft Live, Live.com Gets a New Look by Searching Pictures

  • September 10, 2008
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Have you visited Live.com lately? No? Yeah, you’re just like everybody else since Google owns about 60% of US searches. I noticed that around the Beijing Olympics Live.com now features a new searchable photo everyday on the homepage. I really like the artistic photographs that you can click on and search. For example, in the Live.com photo I feature in this CashSherpa.com article one can click on the women in the blue fleece jacket and boom! you’re now at Microsoft’s Live product search engine. Live.com also lets you type and search like a normal search engine within the photo via the query box. In a way it’s virtual interactive art. Let’s see if this has any effect of Microsoft’s Live search engine market share, but put me on record I think that it will. This is a subtle yet groundbreaking design idea coming out of Microsoft. Check out the new Live.com.

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