Facebook Live used to broadcast murder again; Thai man films himself killing 11-month old daughter
A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child’s murder on her father’s Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down around 5 PM in Bangkok (3:30 PM IST) on Tuesday, or about a day after being uploaded. “This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” a Singapore-based Fac...
The live-streaming Mevo pocket cam comes to Android, goes 4K on iOS
Livestream has announced that its Mevo live-streaming camera is a getting a host of new updates this summer, including support for Android devices, YouTube live, 1080p streaming, and 4K internal recording. The post The live-streaming Mevo pocket cam comes to Android, goes 4K on iOS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Mark Zuckerberg needs to address the issue of live murders on Facebook, in a more stern manner
Mark Zuckerberg seemed to be in a jovial mood as he started off the F8 Developers Conference by making a reference to how the F8 2017 event was happening around the same time as the release of the Fast and Furious 8. He followed this up by holding a tome, a funny reference to the 6,000-word manifesto he had written in the past about building global communities. A couple of awkward jokes later, there was a poignant moment during the keynote. Zuckerberg said, “We have a full roadmap of ...
Mark Zuckerberg needs to address the issue of live murders on Facebook, in a more stern manner
Mark Zuckerberg seemed to be in a jovial mood as he started off the F8 Developers Conference by making a reference to how the F8 2017 event was happening around the same time as the release of the Fast and Furious 8. He followed this up by holding a tome, a funny reference to the 6,000-word manifesto he had written in the past about building global communities. A couple of awkward jokes later, there was a poignant moment during the keynote. Zuckerberg said, “We have a full roadmap of ...
Police has increased the search radius to hunt the murder suspect for killing a man on Facebook live
The manhunt widened on Monday for a murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland, where authorities appealed to the public for help in the case after urging the killer to turn himself in. Police said they have received “dozens and dozens” of tips for possible sightings of the suspect, Steve Stephens, and tried to persuade him to surrender when they spoke with him via his cellphone on Sunday after the shooting. But Stephens ...
Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland
 Facebook has issued a statement after a video showing a fatal shooting was uploaded onto the social media network by the alleged murderer. Cleveland Police say that Steve Stephens broadcast the killing of an unidentified elderly man on Facebook on Sunday evening and is the target of a manhunt as of this writing. Read More ...
Victim of gang rape on Facebook Live has been relocated to a ‘safe place’
A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a “safe space”, a media report said. After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday. On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying w...
Victim of gang rape on Facebook Live has been relocated to a ‘safe place’
A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a “safe space”, a media report said. After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday. On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying w...
Victim of gang rape on Facebook Live has been relocated to a ‘safe place’
A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a “safe space”, a media report said. After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday. On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying w...
Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow
 Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s existing Periscope Producer feature. The forthcoming API was first reported last week by The… Read More ...
Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes. The post Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook is building a new app to help Smart TV owners consume its video content
Facebook has mentioned that the social media giant is currently working on a separate app focused on the video content on the Smart TV platform. This app will run on set-top boxes like the Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Amazon Fire TV. This new app will only focus and push out video content to the TV so that you don’t get lost in other media formats like text and photos that are not meant to be consumed on larger screens. The company detailed that this move is to target all the Smart ...
Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal
Sports live-streams on Facebook just received a huge boost thanks to the site's latest deal with Univision to stream soccer games from the most-watched soccer league in the United States: Liga MX. The post Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook is reportedly shifting its focus from Live Video to original shows
Facebook is reportedly not planning on renewing its Live Video deals with publishers. Instead the company is chasing longer, premium video content in the vein of Netflix — which could see it fork out billions for original shows. The post Facebook is reportedly shifting its focus from Live Video to original shows appeared first on Digital Trends....
An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened
 Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More ...
Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools
Facebook is giving Pages the option to live-stream from their desktop or laptop. The feature, which the social network began testing in September, is now rolling out more widely — although it is still not available to general users. The post Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook plans to show ads in the middle of videos; share revenue with publishers
Social media giant Facebook is planning to show ads in the middle of videos and share the revenue generated with the publishers — giving them 55 per cent of the sales — media reported. “The company is testing a new ‘mid-roll’ ad format which will give video publishers a chance to insert ads into their clips after people have watched them for at least 20 seconds,” Re/Code reported on Tuesday. The ads can also pop up on videos that run for atleast 90 seconds. Th...
Facebook needs to crack down on fake “Live” videos
 Was that space walk or climb of a massive antenna tower really shot on Facebook Live? No. Is the point of Facebook Live to show a virtual clock counting down to the New Year? No. Yet these are some of the videos that have crookedly taken advantage of the notifications and extra News Feed visibility of Facebook Live posts. Facebook’s fake news problem isn’t isolated to text articles. Read More ...
Facebook gives celebs more Live Video features via its Mentions app
Before Facebook made its Live Video tool available to general users, it handed it over to celebs via its Mentions app. Now, Facebook is updating Mentions with even more features that enable its users to schedule, moderate, and edit broadcasts. The post Facebook gives celebs more Live Video features via its Mentions app appeared first on Digital Trends....
DxO One’s latest update adds multicam Facebook Live streaming
DxO announced today that it will soon bring Facebook Live streaming capabilities to the DxO One camera for iOS, along with updates to the app that allow users to play the role of director during live broadcasts. The post DxO One’s latest update adds multicam Facebook Live streaming appeared first on Digital Trends.