Twitter’s Periscope adds ‘Super Hearts’ tipping
Twitter’s live-streaming video service Periscope is finally taking a leaf out of rivals’ books by introducing a tipping feature to help broadcasters make money. It’s called ‘Super Hearts’ and launched yesterday...
June 22, 2017
Twitter opens up Periscope to external hardware and software
Twitter’s Periscope live-streaming software is now integrated into its mobile apps, but now the company is opening it up further with something called the Periscope Producer API. Twitter says it “opens up new ways...
March 22, 2017
Flits is a livestreaming app focused on music
We’ve been writing regularly about livestreaming video apps, from Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s ‘Live’ feature to startups like YouNow, Live.me and Musical.ly’s Live.ly. Flits is another one for the list,...
December 7, 2016
Instagram gets live video and disappearing content
The merry-go-round of social apps grabbing one another’s features continues. Instagram is simultaneously getting a little more like Periscope and a little more like Snapchat. On the former count, Instagram users can now...
November 23, 2016
Artists may enjoy new Periscope and Instagram features
Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s Instagram have both announced new features that could be useful for musicians on the two social platforms. For Periscope, that includes a feature identifying ‘superfans’ – “up...
November 14, 2016
Busker wants to blend live-streaming with merch sales
YouNow, Live.ly, Live.me… the new live-streaming platforms keep coming, and that’s without mentioning the bigger guns like Twitch, Periscope and Facebook Live. How much room is there for new entrants? Startup Busker is...
October 17, 2016
Twitter launches Periscope Producer for live streamers
Twitter’s Periscope app helped kickstart the current wave of live-streaming video innovation, but in 2016 it has faced daunting competition from Facebook Live. Now Twitter is hoping to bolster Periscope’s appeal with...
October 17, 2016
Periscope launches multi-tier VIP program
Online and mobile video platforms are all cosying up to their most popular users, offering them more tools and (in some cases) more ways to make money in order to stop them hopping over to rivals. Yesterday, Twitter’s live-streaming...
September 28, 2016
Periscope adds more features for broadcasts discovery
Twitter’s Periscope live-streaming app has added some new features to help people find broadcasts to watch. One is called ‘Highlights’ and will automatically generate short trailers for Periscope broadcasts, then place...
July 22, 2016
Live.ly plans monetisation features after 2m downloads
Live-streaming video app Live.ly has now been downloaded more than 2m times on iOS since its launch a few weeks ago. Launched by lip-dub startup Musical.ly, the Periscope and YouNow rival has already attracted musician Jason...
July 13, 2016
Musical.ly has an App Store hit with Live.ly
Social app Musical.ly launched a spin-off Periscope rival called Live.ly last week, and it’s proving a big hit on Apple’s App Store. Live.ly has been downloaded nearly 500k times in its first four days, with Variety reporting...
June 29, 2016