During this year’s VidCon (an event focusing on the online video market) held in the city of Anaheim, California, YouTube took the opportunity to reveal that it has added a live streaming feature to its mobile app. It appears that live streaming features have become the rage right now, with Facebook touting its Live feature while Twitter has its Periscope, and YouTube would do well to join in on the program.
Here is some good news for iOS mobile users -- Apple now has a fix for that Siri bug found on iOS 9. As reported by various sources earlier this week, this particular bug makes full use of Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, in starting a Twitter search session in order to look for email address information.
Apart from announcing that it is planning to live stream the National Football League’s Thursday Night Football, Twitter also took the opportunity to officially reveal that it is launching a new service that should help enhance user experience, particularly in relation to the use of the social media giant’s Direct Message (DM) feature.
Users of GoPros will now be allowed to stream live videos from their action cameras. This piece of news was revealed by Meerkat just recently during this year’s VidCon online video convention held at the city of Anaheim in Orange County, California.
Animated GIFs and videos now auto play as seen on timelines on Twitter, whether or not they are viewed on the web or via Twitter's mobile app for the iOS platform. This means that any GIF, video, or Vine that has been uploaded natively to Twitter will now play automatically as users scroll through timelines (similar to how Facebook handles videos in its pages). As for Android users, the social media giant is currently working on a version that works on the Android platform, and it will be out soon.
Periscope, the live video streaming app developed by Twitter, has finally been made available on the Android mobile operating system. The social media giant debuted its Periscope mobile app on the iOS platform early this year, and now it is doing the same to the Android platform. It has been a rather significant wait, but through the efforts of Sara Haider (formerly of Twitter for Android, who now heads the company's Android app development projects), the app can now be used by Android users everywhere.
While its rival Periscope was busy celebrating the fact that many viewers of the much-hyped Mayweather-Pacquiao fight chose to watch the match on Periscope instead of on HBO or Showtime, Meerkat continues to add enhancements to its mobile app. And this time around, the latest update could allow Meerkat to break out from its dependence on Twitter (which owns Periscope).
The Meerkat live video streaming mobile app has beaten Twitter's own Periscope in penetrating the iOS market. Now, it is doing it again but on the Android platform (supporting version Android 4.2). The Periscope app now has a lot of catching up to do.
Things were going really well for Ethan Czahor. He had landed a job as the chief technology officer of Jeb Bush. But then everything changed when journalists uncovered some old tweets that Czahor had posted a few years back, which led to him resigning from his top position.
It looks like Twitter is going the extra mile in making sure that the live video streaming service it purchased, Periscope, will be favored by users over rival Meerkat. Reports have surfaced that the social media giant has been calling celebrities who use Meerkat to try and persuade them that Meerkat is no longer popular and that they should go for Periscope instead.
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