The Live Earth Concert - "the ultimate campaign to save the Earth" went off without a hitch yesterday (Saturday), as it was broadcasted simulataneously across the world with viewers from all parts of the globe checking in to see their favourite stars perform in any 1 of several concert venues located across all 7 continents and amongst some of the biggest countries in the world. The campaign fueled by Al Gore, was cited as a "tremendous success in promoting a greener future for our planet."
Part of much of the success in the campaign lies in the technology employed by Live Earth to broadcast all of the concerts simultaneously live and for free. To do this, Live Earth went to Microsoft to use their soapbox platform and technology to broadcast using a Flash player to broadcast using RTMP technology. Amazingly Microsoft handled it very well even managing to cope with all the traffic being sent in and the bandwidth being used, serious kudos to Microsoft for not only handling this but doing it without a single screwup! Jeers to Google for not helping out, when it controls more then 85% of the world's Bandwidth lines.
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