Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about streaming. I was marveling how easy it's becoming to beam a live video feed, anywhere, not only to a friend or a group, but, essentially, the entire world. The province of the network news team with satellite truck has now extended to anyone with a smartphone. » 3/27/12 3:26am 3/27/12 3:26am

Google Abandons Realtime Service But Is Looking at Wrapping It Into…

Choosing the wee hours of a national holiday to tweet out the news, Google today announced that they're disabling their Realtime service after less than two years since it launched. Never fear, though—they're looking into adding the functionality to Google+. Better hop to finding someone to invite you to the service,… » 7/04/11 6:10am 7/04/11 6:10am

Visa and Eight Banks Test Real-Time SMS Notifications For Transactions

Visas and eight banks ("PNC Bank, SunTrust Bank, U.S. Bank, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo in the United States, and Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Financial Group, and Vancity in Canada") are testing real-time SMS notifications whenever your card makes one of a few types of transactions. The 2000 pilot beta customers can… » 8/19/08 6:40pm 8/19/08 6:40pm