How a Webcam Became Broadcast Newsworthy (http://www.business2community.com/tech-gadgets/how)
With all types of television network coverage, radio broadcasts and live Internet streaming coverage for mainstream media outlets, it came down to a grassroots approach that gave Boston residents the consolation they needed in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. A Framingham, Massachusetts resident with a police radio scanner and a web cam helped neighboring areas get closure at the end of the harrowing week.
THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL WEBCAM YOU NOW (fastcompany.com)
Odds are that your computer has a webcam. Even if your computer doesn't have a camera, your mobile phone definitely does. But that camera is good for more than just Snapchats and Skyping. Online commerce giants, banks, financial firms, and other sites are keenly interested in using webcams to reduce fraud--they believe that if they can visually identify their customers, credit card fraud will be reduced. One British company, Facebanx, believes they can make this part of daily Internet life.
Facebanx's CEO, Matthew Silverstone, is offering websites and others backend software that compares a livestream of a person's face to an image submitted to the company. Companies using Facebanx's software are required to alert users their webcams are being activated, and users voluntarily submit their images to the companies. In the United Kingdom, Facebanx is being used for pilot projects which will reduce insurance premiums in exchange for account holders submitting to image verification as shown in the video below. more... 5/13/2013
Airman, deployed to Afghanistan, spots family on Scottish webcam (myfoxtampabay.com)
Webcams are pretty standard these days; just about every tourist attraction has one. Fortunately for Air Force Staff Sergeant Dan Corman, there's even a webcam at the Eilean Donan castle in Scotland.
Dan is from Valrico. But he and his family are stationed in England. Right now, he's deployed to Afghanistan, 4,000 miles from his family.
His wife Nicole and daughter, Avery and Ansley decided to take a trip to the Eilean Donan castle to get their minds off of Dan's deployment. So the day they were supposed to be there, Dan got online, looking for fun facts about the castle.
"I got to their website, reading up on it, and noticed they had a link for a webcam overlooking the grounds," he told FOX 13 via Facetime. "And I clicked on it." more... 5/7/2013
Watch Your Domino's Pizza Being Made On Live Webcam (adage.com)
Domino's customers can already track the progress of their pizza orders with Domino's Tracker, but now some can watch them being made live via a webcam, too.
In a pilot program being launched today, Domino's has added a live video feed to Tracker, so that customers at a store in Salt Lake City, Utah, can watch pizzas being made from scratch. more... 5/1/2013