Twitter Launches Livestreaming App ‘Periscope’ – Its Own Version of Meerkat

Originally posted on pundit from another planet:

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Kurt Wagnerkurt-wagner1 writes: Twitter is officially pulling back the curtain on Periscope, a livestreaming video app that’s been in beta since the company acquired it back in January, reportedly for $100 million.

Periscope streams live audio and video from a user’s smartphone that other people can watch and comment on within the app — the link to the livestream can be shared on Twitter as a way to spread the word and boost the audience.

The free app, which is only available on iOS for now, provides immediate competition to Meerkat, a similar livestreaming app that took off at the Southimg_2914 by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, earlier his month.

Meerkat, which launched just two weeks before the conference, relies heavily on Twitter’s platform. It uses Twitter login and had used its social graph to help users find people to follow before Twitter cut it off.

Given the relationship…

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Tech Thursday – Top apps for creative minds

Originally posted on Tammy Rose Photography:

My pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more.

Music

djay 2
iOS/Android
Everybody wants to be a DJ, as the song goes, and djay 2 brings that ambition within reach. It’s a virtual pair of steel wheels on which to mix songs from your collection, or even from Spotify, if you’re a paying subscriber.

Sing! Karaoke
iOS/Android; freemium
From the maker of Magic Piano, this has a similar focus on getting you to share your musical talents with the world. You can bellow along to a range of well-known songs alone, or over the network with others.

Video

Replay
iOS; free
Replay is pitched as a video editor for Instagram but that sells it short: it’s an accessible yet powerful way to blend your photos and clips into short films for social sharing, adding text, music and filters to make…

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Shattered

Originally posted on Black Widow Art:

Model: Ashlee
Photographer: ?
Brushes: ????

She’s broken enough on the inside that it shows externally.

Shattered

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