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Livestreamed suicide shows the dark side of Periscope

May 11th, 2016

Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman in Arpajon, France, who appears to have thrown herself in front of a train while livestreaming on Periscope yesterday. As the latest (and most graphic) in a series of disturbing incidents livestreamed using the app, it shines a dark light on the service. The video now appears …

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Will the Periscope Revolution Steer Twitter’s Future?

June 19th, 2015

To get a sense of why Periscope has come to be regarded as the buzzy new social app of the moment, a good place to start might be with the habits of regular “scopers” like Rosie Brown. Brown (@rosiebrownuk) is a friendly, socially active British expat who now calls Melbourne home, and part of her …

Mayweather Pacquio Fight

Periscope piracy plagues Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

May 4th, 2015

Billed as the “fight of the century,” this weekend’s Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was undoubtedly the biggest sports event of the weekend, an impressive feat given the ongoing NBA playoffs and Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. While upwards of three million people ordered the pay per view event (at $100 a pop no less), many others were …

Meerkat Vs Periscope

Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with it

March 30th, 2015

About three days after it received a lavish new funding round, Meerkat died an ugly and embarrassing death. It is hard to decide whether the Great Meerkat Debacle that has unfolded over the past week is a tragedy or a comedy — probably a bit of both. The mobile streaming app that had whipped U.S. …