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Aishwarya Hariharan- Marketing at FreshworksIt really REALLY bothers me when there's an unread story. I. Must. Open. All. The. Stories. Now that they've pushed out an update that shows you that someone's shared a story that you haven't seen even as you scroll down your timeline...brb. Gotta check my feed.
A new game show on iPhone. Every day at 9pm EDT. Weekdays at 3pm EDT
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product HuntI see hundreds of consumer apps every month and truthfully very few of them feel fresh and new. HQ feels different and one of the best examples of tech elevating traditional TV entertainment. Truthfully, I have a lot of skepticism about its longevity but it's early and I'm sure @rus and team have some surprises. 😊
Paramesh- Inbound marketer and growth hackerIntroduced live tv games within a mobile app where anyone can be a participant.
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AxiosHQ, the live trivia game-show app, tells Axios that it has raised $15 million in new VC funding at a $100 million post-money valuation. Founders Fund led, and was joined by return backer Lightspeed Venture Partners. Why it matters: Because, on Sunday night, HQ had more than 2.1 million people staring at their phone screens for a solid 15 minutes.
The VergePerhaps you've noticed your friends or coworkers looking at their phones intently this past week, at about mid-afternoon or late into the evening. Maybe they've been yelling out questions like, "Who won last year's Premier League?" or scrambling to confirm the tallest mountain in the Solar System or gawking at the prospect of knowing which multinational cong… See more
NBC NewsTwice a day, like clockwork, diehard trivia fans pull out their phones to play a live game of HQ Trivia with the hope of earning a piece of the jackpot. The free trivia app has become an overnight sensation, thanks in part to its marriage between trivia, live streaming and the allure of earning a cash prize for answering all 12 questions correctly.
NytimesIt's easy to feel that a strange new future has arrived upon opening the free app for the first time. The game - currently available only on Apple devices, though an Android version is scheduled to arrive around Christmas - features a counter in the corner of the screen that ticks up as people log on to play at 3 p.m.
TechCrunch"It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new." That's how former Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov describes his new trivia game show app HQ, which feels like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire meets Facebook Live.
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MashableFacebook is getting really serious about Live. After rolling out the video streaming feature globally in February, the company made a number of significant changes to its apps to make the feature more prominent, including a limited rollout of an overhauled, video-centered Android app. Now, Facebook's desktop version got an interesting new addition, called Li… See more
MetroWant to watch weird people around the world doing video selfies and going, 'Er, how does this thing work?' You came to the right place. Facebook's new LiveMap page (only on desktop, and accessible here), lets you see a map of everyone around the world streaming live video.
The Next WebIn February, Facebook began rolling out live video streaming capabilities to users worldwide - meaning that there's bound to be someone streaming video of themselves somewhere on the planet at any given point in time. At its F8 developer conference, the company unveiled a number of new features for Facebook Live, including reactions, comment replay and filte… See more
Tom's GuideFacebook Live videos offer you a peek into what's happening around the world at the exact moment you're online, but until now they've been hard to find. You had to be friends with or subscribe to someone to know when they were broadcasting at the moment.
EngadgetTo access the interactive map, a new "Live Video" app is available on the left navigation bar in your Facebook timeline. In addition to showing where a stream is originating, when you click on a video, it also shows where it's being viewed. The interactive map should help fans of live videos find new broadcasters.
PCMAGFacebook this week rolled out a "Live Around the World" interactive map that showcases people who are streaming live. The new feature highlights live videos, and illustrates where in the world users are broadcasting. Find it on top of the Apps list on Facebook.com; the map is also accessible via facebook.com/livemap.