Facebook Acquires QuickFire to Speed Video Delivery
Facebook this week said it has acquired QuickFire, a San Diego-based video compression company. QuickFire's technology can convert video files quickly and allow them to be downloaded or played faster on mobile devices without losing quality. Facebook has placed a greater emphasis on video over the last year, and now auto-plays videos within users' news feeds. Terms of the acquisition were not revealed.
Facebook Expands Live Video Streaming to More People
Facebook today said a small percentage of iPhone owners in the U.S. will be able to test streaming live video to their Facebook friends.
Facebook Expands Live Video to All US iPhone Owners
Facebook today increased the set of people able to make use of its live video feature to all iPhone owners in the U.S. Facebook first tested the service with celebrities and public figures before expanding to a small set of iPhone users back in December.
Facebook Live to Reach Android Phones This Week
Facebook today said it is expanded the availability of its Facebook Live video feature to people who use Android devices. Until now, the feature had been restricted to Apple iPhones.
Facebook Letting Celebrities Broadcast Live Video
Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow public figures to interact with fans and followers directly through live video. Verified public figures, such as actors, musicians, politicians, and athletes, will be able to share live video feeds directly with fans.