Techmeme is all abuzz with news of the Yahoo Live launch. I’m thinking Yahoo’s doing online video? Again? But weren’t they closing Yahoo Video? No, that was Yahoo Podcasts – it’s hard to keep track of the closures. But still, what’s special about Live? Then I hit the official Yahoo blog post about it and it all became clear (and potentially cool). Yahoo Live lets you broadcast live video. From the post:
Broadcast the concert you’re at. Webcast your own live DJ set. Lifecast. Build your own live video speed dating application. We’ve created a website and an API that lets you do all these things and many more.
Ready to get going? Apparently, plenty were — and the "experimental" site crashed. It remains down at the moment, but check out the posts below for some screenshots:
- Yahoo (sort of) launches a livestreaming service, Yahoo Live | Tech news blog - CNET News.com, News.com
- Yahoo Launches Live – A Live Streaming Video Service, TechCrunch