When ‘Netflix for Congress’ launches, tech company is ready to help with online streaming
Tech companies are starting to roll out new software that allows people to stream video and chat from their desktop computers to a large number of people around the world.
It’s called Netflix for Congress, and it’s the brainchild of two Silicon Valley tech giants: Google and Facebook.
And it’s a major step toward making the Internet more open and affordable.
The companies are launching the service on Wednesday, and there’s already a ton of talk about the future of the web as a whole.
Google, in particular, has been busy.
Its self-driving car initiative is getting a lot of attention, and Google+ has become a popular place for sharing stories and photos with other users.
But its main competitor is Facebook, which is launching its own “video confederacy” service on Tuesday.
The company’s new app, called Vine, has already been downloaded about 40 million times.
“We are a little bit late to the video conferenced party, but we’re very excited to partner with Google and to work with them to make the Internet even better for everyone,” said Brian Wieser, the chief operating officer of Facebook.
“This is a great opportunity for us to collaborate on our vision for how the web will work together in the future.”
The app is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and web browsers.
There are no plans to roll it out to the desktop.
And, of course, Google is also pushing the Web to become even more open.
The new app uses a new “embedding system” that allows users to share videos, photos, and even documents with other people.
For example, you can post a video on YouTube and see your friends watching.
The app also includes a “video chat” feature, which lets you talk with your friends about the same content on Facebook.
Wiesar said Vine has about 3 million active users, and that the company is working to reach more people.
“It’s been fun to work on this with Google, and we’re really excited to see it launch in the coming months,” Wiese said.
“There are a lot more opportunities to use Google products and services, but this is the first time that we’ve had an opportunity to really partner with a major tech company.”
The Google and Vine teams are hoping to get as many people as possible signed up to Vine.
Wiester said it’s important for the two companies to make sure the video app has a seamless experience, and to make it easy for people to use the app even if they’re not connected to the Web.
“Video conferences have been around for a long time, but they haven’t been very seamless,” Wieer said.
The team hopes that the app will help people find each other online and avoid having to switch devices or set up special apps to use one or the other.
Wieder said Google is working with the company to make Vine even more accessible, and will be rolling out support for the new “web-centric video confederator” features.
“If we can help people make the most of these new video conferences, they’ll be much more likely to spend more time online and spend less time on the phone,” Wieders said.
He also said Google will be working with other major companies to create an API that developers can use to build other apps that use Vine.
The API will allow developers to “implement a more seamless, universal, and frictionless experience on a range of platforms,” Wiesters said, adding that the API could be used to add more video conferees and chat apps to the Google Chrome Web browser.