The race between Meerkat and Periscope is closer than it seems By Steven Tweedie

The race between Meerkat and Periscope is closer than it seems By Steven Tweedie

07 Apr

“I’m keeping an eye on which of these two will dominate their space. Comment below with you who think will win out.” – GC

The race between Meerkat and Periscope is closer than it seems By Steven Tweedie

(GaryVee)The race is heating up between live-streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope — but it’s too early and too close to call a winner quite yet.
Both live-streaming apps offer what largely amounts to the same experience: You can quickly and easily broadcast live video of what you’re doing, allowing your friends and Twitter followers to click on a broadcast and tune in.

Meerkat dominated the tech scene for the two weeks leading up to this year’s South by Southwest festival, gaining over 200,000 users ranging from Jimmy Fallon to the BBC. But at the peak of Meerkat’s hype, Twitter, who had recently acquired Meerkat rival Periscope, decided to cripple Meerkat temporarily by shutting off its Twitter integration — which left Meerkat users without an easy way to connect with their friends.

Meerkat responded by adding new discovery features to its app to remedy the problem, but by then Twitter had officially launched Periscope, which quickly broke into the top 10 social networking apps in the App Store and became a trending topic on Twitter.

Read the full article at: Yahoo!

  • This article was written in April of this year (2015). Now that it’s almost August, it appears that Pariscope may be winning. And, look at the Monday Sales meeting that Grant broadcast over Pariscope and Meerkat. The Scope broadcast had 50% more viewers than the Meerkat feed.