UStream, founded in 2007, is best known as a competitor with Amazon’s Twitch — it lets users broadcast themselves, their computer desktops, or video games live to a participatory audience.
With this acquisition, the company’s IBM Cloud would likely integrate uStream’s video technology, letting developers build apps — especially enterprise apps — that let users easily share their desktops or other streaming content. IBM and uStream have had a technological partnership in place since 2014, doing much the same thing.
We’ve reached out to IBM for comment and will update when we hear back.
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