Twitter Has Acquired Live-Video Startup Periscope

The Periscope acquisition will likely offer a different use case. While Twitter video or the company’s six-second video platform Vine are good for sharing video stored or captured on the phone, they aren’t helpful for sharing anything live.

Given Twitter’s ability to complement breaking news events like the Ferguson, Mo., protests, you could envision a situation in which live streaming video alongside other breaking news tweets might be helpful. – Kurt Wagner, Re/code

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