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John Krasinski goes viral with “Some Good News” YouTube channel

Published: 30/Mar/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 18:16

by Jacob Hale

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John Krasinski is a decorated actor that has featured in fan-favorite films and TV shows such as The Office and A Quiet Place – and now he’s conquering the digital world with his new YouTube channel ‘Some Good News.’

Krasinski has clearly been feeling the effects of the ongoing global crisis, with people from all walks of life tied up in their homes with no option but to entertain themselves in whatever way possible.

For John, this has come in the form of YouTube channel Some Good News, which is aimed at providing some of the more positive news out there rather than dwelling on the doom and gloom of the world today – and he’s gone viral with his very first video.

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Krasinski showed off his high-level production studio where he creates SGN videos.

Within just 12 hours of uploading, the first episode of “Some Good News with John Krasinski” is nearly at 1 million views – a figure many won’t hit in their lifetime.

After reaching out to his Twitter followers to send him some of the week’s more positive news, and he used the video to praise the global healthcare community as well as showcase some of the most heartwarming videos he had seen on the internet in the days prior.

Of course, Krasinski has a bit of an advantage over other YouTubers: his connections. Before long, he had recruited long-time friend and former The Office colleague Steve Carell to call in on video and celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, making jokes and showing that the comedic streak isn’t lost in either of them.

Krasinski and Carell’s recounting of some of the most iconic scenes to have been produced in The Office no doubt helped nudge the view count up a bit, but also kept along the lines of the aims of the SGN channel by keeping things upbeat and positive.

Later in the video, John spoke with a 15-year-old girl who had recently arrived home following her final chemotherapy treatment, with the video ending on a truly touching moment as she discussed what she had been through and the incredible celebrations that followed her homecoming.

It’s no doubt that a video like this struck a chord with a lot of people, and Krasinski will likely be delighted with the results as he approaches the 200,000 subscribers mark.

For everything going on in the world right now, this blast of positive energy appears to be exactly what people needed to see.

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BitTorrent acquires DLive to add live streaming to its offering

Published: 22/Oct/2020 22:00 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 15:41

by Adam Fitch

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Peer-to-peer file-sharing company BitTorrent has announced its acquisition of blockchain-powered live streaming platform DLive.

The plan is to incorporate DLive and all BitTorrent-related services under one package, creating a unified offering entitled BitTorrent X. This move marks an evolution for the company, transitioning from a software company to a conglomerate made up of storage, data protocols, and content distribution options. BitTorrent and DLive are no strangers to each other, however, having initially formed a strategic partnership in December 2019. The deal saw the streaming platform joined BitTorrent’s ecosystem and it’s safe to assume that it was successful considering this development.

This marks an important milestone in the evolution of DLive — it started its journey when it launched a beta in December 2017, in April 2019 PewDiePie exclusively streamed on the platform, and later that year in November, it integrated with Streamlabs OBS. It’s brought on plenty of other entertaining streamers along its journey, too.

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“We are more than excited to join the BitTorrent ecosystem as the collaboration will provide us with more innovative solutions to empower content creators and reward communities,” said Charles Wayn, DLive’s CEO. “Together with the BitTorrent team, we look forward to bringing disruptive innovations to the digital media space, and furthermore create value for our global community.”

The newly-formed BitTorrent X ecosystem will contain storage through BitTorrent File System, distribution through BitTorrent, and streaming through DLive. The company hopes that this will help in “establishing a truly decentralized internet” by driving “blockchain-related tools to billions of devices.” With the current streaming landscape fragmented among several major platforms, we’re sure DLive — with new ownership to boot — will be looking to step up, especially after the collapse of Mixer. More information on the newly-formed BitTorrent X is slated to be unveiled during a live event in November.