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Periscope

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With drone, storage and search support, Periscope takes the fight to Facebook Live

Newsrooms and their social media followers are the beneficiaries of a battle between Periscope and Facebook Live that heated up this morning. Periscope, the live-streaming app owned by Twitter, announced today a trio of functions that will make it more competitive with its popular rival. In a post, Periscope said it will soon auto-save live-streams on both the app … Read More
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5 tips for Periscope beginners

There were two sessions devoted to learning Periscope at the Online News Association's annual conference last week. Brooke Minters, a senior producer at AJ+, led the sessions. AJ+ used Periscope while covering protests and riots Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, and most recently while covering refugees and migrants in Europe. "It's right there in … Read More
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How Wired is using Periscope

Since Periscope launched in March, Patrick Witty, the director of photography at Wired, has been thinking about ways to use it. "It’s so experiential, ephemeral and counterintuitive to most other ways of storytelling," he said. "After 24 hours, it's gone. But that’s what I like about it." When the publication decided to cover the opening of a … Read More
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Meerkat vs. Periscope: What are the tech journos saying?

Yahoo Tech | Re/code | Engadget | The Telegraph | Time | journalism.co.uk | BGR When Twitter launched its its new live-streaming video app Periscope on Thursday -- the same day that its rival Meerkat announced $14 million in new funding -- tech journos immediately scrambled to size the two up head-to-head, for … Read More
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