YouTube Hit A Peak Of 8 Million Concurrent Viewers For Felix Baumgartner’s Jump

If you were watching the live coverage of Felix Baumgartner’s 125,000+ foot jump from a space pod back to Earth, then you were one out of the millions that tuned in at the same time.  YouTube hit a peak of 8 million viewers at once.  Put that into perspective.  There was a live camera in the space pod feeding a signal back to Earth, which was then transmitted in real-time to millions of people at once.  Google and YouTube’s servers were really chugging away there.

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This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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