Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-stream video apps ride latest digital wave

March 27, 2015 10:40 AM

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Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-stream video apps ride latest digital wave

Live-streaming video is the next big thing in social media, and now Twitter has thrown its hat into the ring with Periscope, a new app that lets anyone with a cellphone show off their ukulele chops in real time around the world.

Released yesterday, Periscope will go head-to-head with Meerkat, which also lets users live stream video from cellphones with a single touch and was a breakout hit at the South By Southwest Interactive tech gathering in Texas earlier this month, quickly gaining a following among celebrities.

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