Periscope and Meerkat hit at the same time this spring and it seems that the time is finally ripe for mobile live-streaming to become a mainstay.
The Observer delves into why that might be, using a quote from Periscope founder Kayvon Beykpour as a jumping-off point. As Beykpour observed, “Push notifications as a concept did not exist [only a few years ago]. “Push notifications solved the synchronisity problem, which is crucial. Like how do you know I’m live right now. What are the chances that my following can watch what I’m producing if they have to serendipitously find my content? The push solves that problem.”
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