Twitter’s Periscope appoints editor in chief

Twitter-owned video streaming service, Periscope, has appointed Medium executive Evan Hansen as editor in chief. Announcing the move on his Medium blog, Hansen said: “I still love the written word and Medium, but I honestly can’t think of many things more exciting than helping build a new platform with mobile phones and real time video.” […]

Periscope users watch 110 years-worth of video a day

Twitter-owned live video service Periscope claims that more than 110 years of live video are watched every day on its iOS and Android apps. In a blog post marking the one-year anniversary of the service, Periscope said that since its launch on March 26, 2015, some 200 million broadcasts have been created. “For everyone who […]

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 […]

Twitter banking on video

Investing in live streaming video will be one of Twitter’s five key priorities this year, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. Speaking on an analyst call to mark Twitter’s less than stellar fourth-quarter financial results, which saw the social networking site post an improved US$90 million loss but zero growth in monthly usage, Dorsey said that […]

Periscope launches GoPro streaming support

Twitter’s live video service Periscope has added live-streaming support for GoPro cameras. As of this week, GoPro Hero 4 camera users can broadcast direct to Periscope for iPhone, the company announced. To set it up, users should connect to their GoPro’s WiFi then open Periscope on their iPhone and tap the broadcast button. “GoPro enables […]

Periscope now fully integrated with Twitter on iOS

iPhone and iPad users can now access broadcasters from Twitter’s live video streaming service, Periscope, without leaving the Twitter app. Announcing the update, Periscope said that it is bringing its vision – to make it as easy as possible to watch and broadcast live video – directly into Twitter. “Since launch, there have been over […]

Periscope launches on Apple TV

Twitter-owned live video service Periscope has launched an app for the Apple TV streaming box. With the Apple TV app, users can stream a collection of live broadcasts from around the world, without needing to sign in. Viewers can also send ‘hearts’ if they like a video, read comments that others submit and skip to […]

Twitter’s Periscope passes 10 million users

Twitter’s live video streaming app, Periscope, has now passed the 10 million account mark, with users now watching the equivalent of 40 years of video per day. According to official Periscope figures, published yesterday, the service surpassed 10 million accounts on August 2, just over four months after its March 26 launch. Periscope said the […]

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.