YouTube Creator Blog: WE’LL DO IT LIVE: YouTube live streaming expanding to more channels: "YouTube Live allows you to offer your audience a great viewing experience, with great streaming quality and instant scalability and reliability. Here are some key features: You get real-time transcoding in the cloud, so you only need to send us your highest quality stream and we make it instantly available in all resolutions and device formats You can show multiple camera angles, add closed captions, and insert ads and slates Viewers can watch the live stream from any device, get the best quality constantly adjusting to their Internet connection, and can skip back and forth in the live stream" (read more at link above)
France Tel to invest up to 50 million euro in Dailymotion: report | Reuters: ""We have a two-step plan: a first stage that aims to pursue investments that are necessary for Dailymotion to avoid falling behind its competitors, notably Youtube," Richard said. "The second step will be a partnership that could bring viewers to Dailymotion," he added."
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