Amazon has added new functionality to its Video Skill API, which allows the company's voice-driven virtual assistant, Alexa, to interface with video content and services. The new functionality consists of recording, launcher and state reporting capabilities that will work with numerous services.
Mux has launched its Live Streaming API which makes it possible for developers to integrate Mux live streaming video capabilities with applications by adding only a few lines of code. Developers can use the API to build apps that support scalable live video streaming on mobile, desktop, and TV.
Recently we wrote about the wonders of PubSubHubBub and what was possible when services push data, in real time, to external web apps. Twitter's Stream API makes it clear that we're headed towards an exciting and very real-time web. Now YouTube is along for the ride.