Google is quietly rolling out the ability to share live video in YouTube with ten of your "closest" friends in a Google+ Hangout. While it's fairly complicated right now, Google hopes the streamline the process so you can pop in on your friends midstream. [Mashable]
There's going to be a 120-minute long, total lunar eclipse today at 2:20 PM EDT and that, of course, is awesome. But what's not so awesome is that it won't be visible to people in North America. Selfish Moon! Good thing we have Google to live stream the whole shebang.
In addition to earlier reports that YouTube will drop $100 million on original video content, they're also going to broadcast more live content to us all with their new YouTube Live service.
YouTube is currently negotiating with the NBA and the NHL to show live games, something that's a bit harder to find for free online. They're talking with "most pro sports leagues," which means not all. Sorry billiards fans. [Businessweek]
Live streams were a godsend for us office-folk during the World Cup this summer, because watching games in halting, blocky clips was better than not watching them at all. Otherwise, though, is streaming good enough to really be enjoyable?