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YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube began experimenting with live streaming a few years ago, offering it to show a few big events as they happened. In 2010, the feature was expanded a tad to a few networks, with plans to expand it again in the future. It has been a slow process, but the offering is being expanded again, this time to a wider range of users who have "eligible accounts." Along with the expansion is a tool to give users a thumbs up or down about whether they qualify.

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YouTube’s newest milestone: 1 billion unique monthly users

YouTube’s newest milestone: 1 billion unique monthly users

Where do you go when you want to see clips of your favorite movies, check out music videos, or watch cats in various states of irritation or derpiness? If you're like most Internet users, you turn to YouTube, which is celebrating its newest milestone: over 1 billion unique monthly users. Such a huge number is hard to fathom, and so the video website has dropped a few examples to help put it into perspective.

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Autodesk launches Socialcam 5.0 for iOS, offers HDR video

Autodesk launches Socialcam 5.0 for iOS, offers HDR video

Autodesk has released its latest version of Socialcam for iOS, version 5.0. For those who don't know, Socialcam - which is available for Android as well - is an app designed to make sharing videos with friends and various online social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, relatively effortless. With this latest release, Apple device users get some pretty major new features, as well as a couple improvements.

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Youku Tudou pens 5-year deal with Sony

Youku Tudou pens 5-year deal with Sony

China's biggest Internet TV company just penned a 5-year agreement with Sony. In doing so, the Chinese company will now provide over 300 Sony titles via the Youku Premium platform. Youku Tudou also has deals with DreamWorks, Paramount, WB, Twentieth Century Fox, NBC Broadcasting, Lionsgate, and Disney.

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Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fans of digital media have a reason to smile today, as Fox has revealed that it will begin offering digital versions of its movies weeks before physical Blu-ray and DVDs release. The first movie that will getting this treatment is Prometheus, which is scheduled to release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11. Fox will begin offering the high-definition digital version of the movie on September 18, giving those who don't mind losing the disc about a three week jump on those who do mind.

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Sports trading cards go high tech with video

Sports trading cards go high tech with video

When I was a kid, I used to collect a brand of holographic baseball cards. These where the paper sort with the ribbed plastic on top that you had to turn back and forth to see the image change. I thought they were pretty cool back in the day. My kids will get to collect cards that are much cooler and more interactive than those old holographic cards. The latest new invention for the trading card real is a little card with a small LCD embedded for video.

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Next-Gen Looxcie Video Camera Gets Look from the FCC

Next-Gen Looxcie Video Camera Gets Look from the FCC

Last month, our own Chris Burns reviewed the Looxcie LX1 video camera, a small camera that you wear around your ear, like a Bluetooth headset. The camera gives a first person perspective, and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Now, Looxcie has taken the next generation camera, the LX2 to the FCC. There seem to have been some improvements, though we will have to wait for more information to know the full feature set of the new camera.

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