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Meerkat accepts fate, ditches livestreaming model

Meerkat accepts fate, ditches livestreaming model

Meerkat has bowed under the weight of Periscope and, more recently, Facebook Live Video. In a statement, company CEO Ben Rubin confirmed the company will be shifting its focus and resources away from livestreaming and toward a new business model: it is transforming into a video social network where ‘everybody is always live.’ Investors were advised of the changes a couple weeks ago.

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Facebook Live Video is now available on Android

Facebook Live Video is now available on Android

Following a debut back in December, Facebook's Live Video feature has gradually been making its way to mobile, starting with iPhone users in the US. Now it's time for those with Android devices to get in on the phone, as the live streaming tool is making its debut on Google's mobile platform this week, the social networking company has announced.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

The folks at Qualcomm have revealed that they want to jam so much internet speed through their chips, you won't know what to do with it all. The company's 6th-generation LTE modem chipset will support "download speeds up to 1Gbps" and will be what they describe as "the mobile industry's first announced LTE Advanced Pro modem that also has support for Licensed Assisted Access. While it reach Gigabit Class LTE speeds, this chip will use the same amount of spectrum as Category 9 LTE devices - no big deal!

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Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Putting your phone in danger to broadcast on Periscope is a risky activity, particularly given how expensive some phones are. To give its users a different option, Periscope has announced support for the GoPro HERO 4 action camera in its iPhone app. With it, the GoPro camera can be set up over WiFi to broadcast video through the Periscope app, no smartphone risk necessary.

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Livestream Movi hands-on: The next livestream star

Livestream Movi hands-on: The next livestream star

Livestream's Movi made some big promises, claiming pro-edited footage on the fly from a palm-sized camera, but it could mark a big change in live-streaming. Launched at CES 2016 this week, it not only beams out high-def video in real-time, but turns a connected iOS device into a portable editing studio.

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Facebook live streaming rolls out to verified Pages

Facebook live streaming rolls out to verified Pages

Facebook Live, the social network's take on Periscope's live streaming service, is now becoming available to verified Pages following its debut for celebrities and other influencers. Among those gaining access to the new feature are sports teams, media companies, and businesses. In other words, brands. Facebook notes that live streaming via the feature is still limited to the iOS app.

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Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook is testing a new major feature that pits it against Periscope, arguably the world’s most popular mobile live streaming platform. The feature, as you probably guessed, is live video streaming, allowing Facebook users to share real-time videos with their friends and the public. Joining live video is a new collage feature that groups photos and videos into "moments."

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EE’s 4GEE Capture Cam wearable is now available

EE’s 4GEE Capture Cam wearable is now available

Wearable cameras, like the Narrative Clip, has been around for quite some time, trying, and failing, to give rise to a new activity called life-logging. But it wouldn't be until Meerkat and Periscope launched this year that the idea of live streaming events and moments finally caught on. Now trying to capitalize on that growing trend, UK carrier EE is finally launching the 4GEE Capture Cam. A successor to this year's 4GEE Action Cam, this model is more wearable and only slightly more discreet, but offers the same video streaming over 4G networks.

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Hitbox game streaming service to broadcast eSports in 4K

Hitbox game streaming service to broadcast eSports in 4K

Hitbox.tv, a relatively small player in the game broadcasting service market compared to giants like Twitch and YouTube, is looking to improve its status and differentiate itself from rivals with something they don't yet offer. In the coming, Hitbox will begin broadcasting eSports events in true high quality streams, as in 4K with 60fps. With eSports growing in prominence, as well as spectating fans, Hitbox hopes to become the channel viewers will turn to.

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Fallout 3 is the latest Twitch community’s collective play

Fallout 3 is the latest Twitch community’s collective play

You might remember over a month ago when the live game broadcasting service Twitch started having viewers collectively play Dark Souls, where viewers' text inputs in the chat box are used to control the game, all at the same time. Well, they're at it again, this time tacking on the modern classic Fallout 3. In the past the Twitch community was successful at beating games including one of the first Pokemon titles, and an older Metal Gear Solid game, while over 38 days later, the Dark Souls stream is still going.

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Periscope debuts web profiles for users

Periscope debuts web profiles for users

Twitter-owned Periscope has just launched a new feature that brings the service in line with other social networks like, well, Twitter. Periscope users are now able to set up profile pages on their accounts, writing a few lines of information about their interests, what type of content they broadcast, or even their location and personal homepage. Users will have their own periscope.tv/username URL, where all their recent broadcasts can easily be found.

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Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

It looks like the first real marketing blitz for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, will begin next week. Disney has announced that starting Thursday, September 3rd, an 18-hour live toy unboxing event will take place across the globe, with 15 different cities around the world revealing the first look at new Star Wars merchandise. The event is described as a "New Year's Eve style celebration," with 12 countries each participating at local times on September 3rd, starting in Australia.

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