Report: Google to take on Periscope with YouTube Connect

Google is reportedly building a live-streaming app called YouTube Connect to take on rivals like Twitter’s Periscope service and Facebook Live. According to a VentureBeat report, YouTube Connect will be available on iOS and Android devices, allowing users to stream video direct from their smartphone or tablet. Videos will be available to watch in the […]

Meerkat changes approach, cites competition and slow growth

Live streaming video app Meerkat is working on a new product, after admitting that mobile broadcast video “hasn’t quite exploded as quickly as we’d hoped.” In a memo to investors, which was published in full on the Meerkat blog, company CEO Ben Rubin cited competition from the major social networks and said that Meerkat is […]

Periscope traffic hits 6 million, says Adobe report

Total traffic to Twitter’s live video streaming service, Periscope, has reached over six million since its launch in March, according to Adobe Digital Index. The Adobe second quarter social intelligence report claims that traffic to Periscope is now nearly three times that of its video streaming app rival Meerkat.