Periscope Update Brings A Global Map View Of Active Broadcasts

Periscope 1.1 map view Periscope users will now be able to open up a map that will show which videos are live around the world as part of an update today. Instead of just selecting from a feed, users will have a second option of opening up a map that will show hotspots where people are broadcasting video live. It can get as granular as a specific spot in a city, which users can zoom into in order to see where… Read More

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Periscope Surfaces On Android

periscope-android Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app, has arrived on Android. After a debut on iOS early this year, the company’s Android app development under former Twitter for Android developer Sara Haider went full-steam on bringing Periscope to Google’s mobile OS. The Android version has all the functionality of the iOS version, but with some new perks, including a “return… Read More

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Lessons In Growing Revenue From Twitter’s Latest Acquisition, TellApart 

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 4.22.36 PM On the heels of its acquisition by Twitter, TellApart chief executive Josh McFarland tells Greylock Partners how he grew the company from $7M to $100M in revenue. Read More

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Domino’s Tweet-To-Order System Isn’t As Great As It Sounds

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 12.41.18 PM Ordering pizza by tweeting an emoji of slice to Domino’s is not as fun as it sounds. In case you missed it, in a marketing stunt expansion of its “Anyware” program, Domino’s announced earlier this month that it would soon roll out a “tweet-to-order” system that would allow anyone on Twitter to simply tweet the pizza emoji to the @dominos Twitter account to… Read More

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Twitter’s New Search Results Interface Expands To All Web Users

twitter-search Twitter is now rolling out a new search results interface to all logged-in users on the web, introducing a cleaner look-and-feel and more filtering options that let you sort results by top tweets, “live” tweets, accounts, photos, videos, news and more. The rollout follows tests that began in April which then made the new interface available to a “small group” of… Read More

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

periscope-twitter 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 super-shiny-new-fangled-live-streaming-service that Twitter bought and is pushing hard right now, has decoupled from its parent and can now be used by those who do… Read More

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The Apple Watch Is A Great Event Assistant

watch-siri This past week’s Disrupt NY 2015 conference was my first opportunity to use the Apple Watch at a multi-day event, and considering Disrupt is always essentially a non-stop workfest for us here at TC, from morning well into night, it’d be hard to find a better real-world test case to see how the Apple Watch performs in this type of setting. In short, events throw into bas-relief… Read More

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Meerkat Founder On Getting The Kill Call From Twitter

ben-rubin8 Meerkat founder Ben Rubin has criticized Twitter for only giving the live streaming startup two hours’ notice before pulling the plug on access to its social graph. Speaking onstage with TechCrunch’s Josh Constine here at Disrupt NY, Rubin said: “Big platforms should take leadership coming from courage and not fear.” He added that getting a call from Twitter with just… Read More

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