Week 10 – Multimedia

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Periscope, a new live-streaming app, has just been introduced by Twitter as a personal broadcasting tool and is taking the social media world by storm.  The apps notify others that you are live streaming and you can share it with your friends and followers. Although the concept isn’t new, until now it seems that live streaming apps are taking off and companies like Twitter are spending millions on what they believe will be the next big thing with customers.

Kayvon Beykpour, chief executive and co-founder of Periscope, said that one of the advantages of Periscope is the short lag time in between live streams and text responses from viewers to the personal broadcasters. Periscope does face some market competition from apps such as Camino and Meerkat. Either way live-streaming video has the potential to deliver real-time news.

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