Posts Categorized: Interaction

Twitter to Stream the Republican and Democratic Conventions

July 13, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Twitter has been perhaps the most talked about platform this election cycle. (Thanks, Donald Trump.) Now, in hopes of capturing even more of the political conversation, the company is announcing that it will livestream the Republican National Convention when it kicks off next week in Cleveland, followed by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the week… Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft

July 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Technology

There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year targeted at use in a classroom setting. Turns out the game could also prove a useful tool for helping artificial intelligence be more, well, intelligent. Back in March, Microsoft Research… Read more »

Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

July 8, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Twitter isn’t satisfied with streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games this upcoming NFL season. According to Recode, the social media network is also reportedly in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable television giant Turner about acquiring digital rights to stream more live sports. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to our request for confirmation of the report. Whether… Read more »

Twitter starts its live coverage of Wimbledon today

July 7, 2016   |   filed under Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

It seems Twitter decided to do a soft launch of its sports live-streaming tool today, but you should save the link. Seriously, because it’s not easy to find. The company began streaming Wimbledon, with coverage beginning on day 9, with the men’s quarterfinals. But tennis fans who also happen to be Twitter users were left in the dark about the new feature…. Read more »

Self-driving delivery robots are taking their roots in Europe

July 6, 2016   |   filed under Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Airborne drone delivery is still more PR than public reality, but wheeled, self-driving delivery bots could be trundling down a sidewalk near you sooner than you think. London-based Starship Technologies, which counts Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis among its founding team, is launching a broad testing phase of its autonomous delivery bots in parts of the… Read more »

NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

June 30, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadcasting network is shedding some real light on how it intends to do so. The plan revolves around Gear VR — exclusively, in fact. Owners… Read more »

Facebook Live grows up with two-person broadcasts and waiting rooms for viewers

June 27, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Last Thursday at VidCon Facebook pre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platform built into Facebook. The platform will soon let you do two-person remote broadcasts, pre-schedule your streams and create a virtual waiting room for viewers and broadcast with MSQRD’s face masks. Broadcast with a friend The first upcoming update is the ability… Read more »

Tumblr to launch live video on Tuesday

June 20, 2016   |   filed under Community, Culture, Interaction, Social Media, Technology, Video

Twitter has Periscope. Amazon has Twitch. Google has YouTube’s live streaming. And Facebook has Facebook Live. Now, Tumblr is getting into live video, too. The company is preparing to launch a new live video feature on its service, beginning tomorrow, which will introduce a series of live broadcasts as well as a user-facing feature that could compete with Facebook Live, among other… Read more »