Friday, September 25, 2015

video streaming: (Amazon) Twitch vs (Google) YouTube

YouTube and Twitch are battling for the future of online video - Fortune
"(Twitch) new features... will include the ability to archive video and to create playlists...

Twitch had something YouTube didn’t: It was an early adopter in the streaming market, and in particular it latched onto a growing interest in watching other people play video games.
For a younger generation, watching live e-sports competitions on Twitch — or even just watching someone play a specially modified version of Minecraft — is like an older generation’s Monday Night Football. Twitch now has more than 100 million monthly visitors, and close to 2 million live broadcasters.

That’s why Amazon paid about $1 billion to acquire the company last year..."

Azure provides video streaming platform, so making a similar service would be quite easy.
So where are Azure based video services? It is time for something like that, preferably with 4K videos...

4K resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of 4K video recording devices - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Media Services - Audio & video streaming | Microsoft Azure

4K? For what? iPhone 6S camera ushers ultra-high resolution into mainstream - CNET

Facebook Internet Drones

A Facebook Project to Beam Data From Drones Is a Step Closer to Flight - The New York Times

podcast discussion: Quentin Hardy on Facebook’s drones - O'Reilly Radar

"Facebook’s Aquila drone project, which promises to extend Internet access to remote parts of the globe — and to advance a slew of aerospace and communication technologies through open sourcing."