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Twitter is trying celebrities Meerkat get off
Twitter is trying to ensure that famous people live streaming service Meerkat exchange for their own alternative Periscope.
The social network has contacted several famous people to convince them that the success of Meerkat not be long, make anonymous sources across TechCrunch .
Media companies would also be under pressure from Twitter to use only Periscope. If they do not, their access to an advertising Amplify is closed.
“Twitter is completely obsessed with Meerkat,” says a source of TechCrunch . “They talk about it all the time, so much that employees and founders of Periscope be angry.”
Through both Meerkat as Periscope Twitter users can boot a live stream. According can watch live and react to what they see.
Twitter Periscope bought early 2015, reportedly for $ 100 million, before the service public. The iOS app Periscope was launched in late March, a few weeks after Meerkat suddenly became very popular.
To thwart the competitive service blocked Twitter already Meerkats access to some information from Twitter. This made it impossible to import friends from Twitter within the app. Within Periscope can still.
Meanwhile Periscope is doing a lot better than Meerkat in the charts in the App Store, although both apps have not yet broken through to a very wide audience.
According to data from App Annie stood Periscope Saturday in Netherlands at number 74 in the list of most downloaded iOS apps. Meerkat would be on place 426.
Twitter has not yet responded to the message.
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