LinkedIn launches live video

LinkedIn Live is a new live video streaming feature for the business network, writes TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden:

Initial live content that LinkedIn hopes to broadcast lines up with the kind of subject matter you might already see in LinkedIn’s news feed: the plan is to cover conferences, product announcements, Q&As and other events led by influencers and mentors, office hours from a big tech company, earnings calls, graduation and awards ceremonies, and more.

This might seem ludicrously late to the party, but while Twitter, Facebook, Google et al have been doing this for years, there’s still a lot of scope for a business-focused platform to have a go at live video.

There’s also a lot of monetisation potential here. A seminar function with a tip jar, perhaps?