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Houseparty now lets you chat without notifying all your friends

Houseparty is a new group video chat app that was built by the founders of ex-livestreaming app Meerkat. The app provides a space to video chat with friends – once you open the app you can just

You rarely livestream, but 1M people livechill on Houseparty

Livestreaming doesn't have to be a big performance or a one-on-one video call. Just ask the one million people who spend 20 million minutes hanging out each day on group video chat app Houseparty, the

Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

Does the world need another live video app? Meerkat's demise might suggest not, but that hasn't stopped Vine's co-founders from screwing their courage to the sticking place and stepping into a highly

Meerkat, star app of 2015, is officially dead

Remember Meerkat? It came out of nowhere in early 2015 — a star of SXSW, in particular — and was on everyone’s tongue for weeks. Then came Periscope, a strikingly similar competitor built mo

Brands, Platforms, The Live Video Labyrinth And How Everyone Can Win

With Periscope and Meerkat being two of the breakout stars of this year’s SXSW, and Snapchat serving as the primary engagement tool for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, live video pla

This Guy’s Periscoping A Marathon From His Wheelchair

The great part about live-streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat is that we get to see things that we rarely (or never) get to see from a different perspective. Today is one of those days, as well

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings

Meerkat Makes Friends With Facebook’s API, Adds Viewer Cameos And Streaming Storage

We’ll get through all of these updates in a minute, but first a quick recap on Meerkat vs.Twitter for context: Meerkat was on a roll shortly after launching earlier this year, thanks in large

Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital services. The first implementation of the player

Periscope Decouples From Twitter To Let New Users Sign Up With A Phone Number

I'm not sure about you, but most of my friends in real life -- aka people I didn't meet through the internet or work -- don't actually use Twitter. It makes sense, therefore, that Periscope -- the sup

Meerkat Launches Developer Platform To Differentiate From Periscope

How did it feel getting cut off by Twitter with just 2 hours notice? “It sucked” says Meerkat founder Ben Rubin. That’s why it’s determined to treat developers with more respect. In th

Meerkat Founder On Getting The Kill Call From Twitter

Meerkat Launches Its Android App To All

Live video streaming app Meerkat beat Twitter's own Periscope to market on iOS, and now it's available on Android for all, with no Periscope app for Google's mobile OS to be seen. The Meerkat app for

Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

Following its acquisition of live streaming app Periscope, Twitter has been actively fighting to make sure its service beats that of independent competitor Meerkat, which had a slightly earlier start

Periscope’s Kayvon Beykpour Will Go Live At Disrupt NY In May

Periscope and Meerkat have a lot in common. They’re both livestreaming platforms. They’re both integrated with Twitter in some fashion. They both launched in the past couple months. And la

Twitter Is Pushing Celebrities And Publishers To Stop Using Meerkat

Twitter is doing whatever it can to help its live video streaming acquisition Periscope beat independent competitor Meerkat. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Twitter has been contacting celebri

Periscope Tries To Fix Discovery And Comment Noise

Periscope got so big so fast that it became hard to find friends’ broadcasts, or make sense of the rapid-fire comments on popular streams. Today, Twitter’s livestream app acquisition tried

Live Video Is The New Clickbait

The arms race for eyeballs online has a new weapon: live video streaming, a la Meerkat and Periscope. This type of content is innately ephemeral. Blink and you'll miss the stream. It absolutely demand

Schrödinger’s Meerkat

We humans are mostly boring. Our daily activity, unless carefully curated by the entertainment complex, is mundane and few people outside of our immediate family and circle of friends care about us. I

Meerkat And Periscope Aren’t Sure What To Do With Their Hands

What is it about us that makes us do weird things on new apps? Just two days into the launch of the new live streaming app Periscope and showing off the contents of our fridge to thousands of stranger
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