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At TwitchCon, IRL Streamers Cause Problems By Streaming IRL

While IRL streamers I spoke to contended that they tried to be polite before turning other streamers into co-stars on their shows, they also feel like it was strange that people were surprised to find themselves on-stream at events dedicated to the world’s largest live-streaming platform. “I think they do forfeit an expectation of privacy [at TwitchCon],” Andy Milonakis, who drew 12,000 concurrent viewers for one of his “biggest streams ever” during the first night’s Twitch party,‏ said in an email. – Nathan Grayson, Kotaku http://ift.tt/2z2iR7z

Ohio woman indicted for livestreaming friend’s rape

An Ohio woman who thought a sexual assault was appropriate material to livestream on Periscope was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday for doing just that. Marina Alexeevna Lonina, 18, is facing charges for sharing a video of 29-year-old Raymond Boyd Gates sexually assaulting her 17-year-old friend in February. – Nia Wesley, The Daily Dot  

Anti-piracy battle unfolds in real time on Periscope, live-streaming apps

photo: San Jose Mercury News

Quick to skim past the fine print on a ticket stub or rules for using an app, people on the live streaming sites might not realize they’re violating copyright law when they stream live events. Some live streams over the Sept. 12 weekend only attracted a few dozen viewers before being taken down, while others — including a Periscope broadcast of the Mayweather-Berto match titled “The Fight for Free” — attracted more than 1,000 viewers in minutes. Periscope users took to Twitter to gripe about their accounts getting suspended because they didn’t know it was illegal to broadcast a fight, while others thought it was #petty. – Queenie Wong, San Jose Mercury News

How Live Streaming Will Change the Face of Philanthropy

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VisionSpring is an international social enterprise that works to ensure affordable access to eyewear, everywhere. Last week, Kirsten Bunch, Senior Development Officer at VisionSpring, took to Periscope to live stream her field visit to one of VisionSpring’s vision camps in Tangail, Bangladesh. Viewers were able to watch a woman get tested and receive reading glasses for the first time in her life. VisionSpring was founded on a very basic principle: “If you can’t see, you can’t work.” That principle came to life for me in less than three minutes of watching its stream. It also felt very different than the traditional nonprofit video typically produced for annual fundraising events and galas. This video was raw, imperfect, blurry but it still made me feel like I was there. Life can be messy and spontaneous and these elements are present in these streams, making them relatable and highly watchable. – Caroline Avakian, The Huffington Post

Periscope’s Parachute TV Brings Scheduled Programming To Live Streaming: Can It Save Twitter?

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For Periscope corporate parent Twitter, it’s not all about fun and games. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the microblogging platform as it struggles to grow its user base. On Monday, Twitter shares hit a record low, down to $29.10 at one point. Twitter interim CEO Jack Dorsey has hinted at a number of new features to revive the site, with some of them centered around live events and content. But success is far from guaranteed. Google’s YouTube, among others, are also stepping up live-streaming efforts, and Facebook is experimenting with more video offerings. – Kerry Flynn, International Business Times

NHL to news media: Cut it with the streaming

The [NHL] on Tuesday warned news media to stop using apps like Periscope and Meerkat app during or around games at the risk of violating broadcast rules, Yahoo Sports reported. Some credentialed media have live-streamed warm-ups or breaks in games to Twitter followers, which is what the two apps make possible, through a cell phone. – Jacob Pramuk, CNBC

Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

Now it appears that Twitter’s aggressive tactics have been working. Periscope overtook Meerkat in terms of monthly active users during the week of March 22nd. At that point, Meerkat had a 0.2% reach on iOS and Periscope had a 0.3% reach, according to data from 7Park. “Reach,” in this case, is defined as the monthly active users the app has, as a percentage of millions of iOS users in the U.S. between March and April 2015. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Meerkat, YouNow, Periscope and the future of live-streaming

[Apps like Meerkat app and YouNow make it drop-dead simple to start streaming. Meerkat, particularly has done a good job not only making it easy to stream, but by incorporating twitter’s social graph, made it easy for twitter celebrities including Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki and Matt Mazzeo to engage with their fanbase.

Alas, twitter was not amused, and pulled Meerkat’s API access almost immediately. But the damage was done, as those early users sucked in their followers – who were then instantly notified whenever their favorite tweeters were going live. During a few viewing sessions prior to my flight I managed to watch Gary Vaynerchuk drive from his home to a meeting in Manhattan, and Matt Mazzeo lunching with a comely pal. – TechnoBuffalo

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