Periscope hits 200M broadcasts in first year

first_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Author Previous ArticleVodafone India strikes You Broadband dealNext ArticleFacebook working on in-store purchases for Messenger HomeAppsNews Periscope hits 200M broadcasts in first year Twitter-owned Periscope said in the one year since it launched, more than 200 million broadcasts were created using the live streaming app.It also said “over 110 years” of live video were watched on its Android and iOS apps. Its ‘time watched’ metric does not include time spent watching broadcasts within Twitter, on the web or replays, it clarified.It believes the metric is “most reflective of the value we’re creating for people and the world”, whereas “optimising for DAU/MAU doesn’t properly motivate our team to create a product that people love”.In January, it became possible for users to view live Periscope streams directly within the Twitter app, instead of users being redirected to the Periscope app.The move was part of several features introduced by Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, to improve user growth. Saleha Riaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 MAR 2016 last_img read more

French PM: Nothing will stop election

first_imgPolice units are fully mobilized to ensure Sunday’s presidential election goes ahead, regardless of Thursday’s attack on the Champs Elysées in Paris, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday.“[Police] intervention units are on alert and fully mobilized,” Cazeneuve said after a meeting of the defense council. “Nothing should hinder this fundamental democratic moment for our country.”A gunman killed one police officer and seriously injured two others before fleeing and being shot by another policemen Thursday evening. A foreign tourist was hit during the shootout. Three of the attacker’s family members were placed in custody after police searched a home in a Paris suburb, local media reported Friday.French authorities were searching for one of the attacker’s suspected accomplices after a tip-off from Belgian authorities. The suspect, who was reportedly not a Belgian citizen, turned himself in to police in the city of Antwerp in Belgium Friday morning, according to reports.French President François Hollande said in a brief statement after the attack that it was “likely terrorist-related.” Also On POLITICO How to watch the French election like a pro By Quentin Ariès Macron’s plan to win over … Germany By Nicholas Vinocur and Florian Ederlast_img read more