Since 2016, LinkedIn's professional network has been flying the flag of Microsoft. 26 billion was that swallowing hard, it's still the most expensive purchase in Redmond's history. Since then, the ongoing strong investments in LinkedIn, at the same time, sales with "Facebook Facebook" have grown rapidly.
In the course of further expansion, LinkedIn will now also receive a feature for live videos that will appropriately hear the name LinkedIn Live. The closed beta test has already begun in the United States but is only available at an explicit invitation. When and how public and global deployment is currently in the stars.
Videos are the fastest-growing environment on LinkedIn, which has 600 million users, according to official sources. The new live format will be used for conference reports, question and answer sessions, product announcements, and other official messages.
The new offer in the house has come to partners who are well versed in the topic of broadcasting, including Wirecast, Switcher Studio, Wowza Media Systems, Socialive and Brandlive. Other partners will follow in the coming weeks. Coding is done by Azure's internal media services.