Days after Twitter cut the live-streaming app off from easily reaching Twitter's audience, Meerkat's CEO says it's "grateful" to Twitter for helping jump-start the service.
Meerkat brought live mobile-streaming video into the mainstream, but its lack of features makes it an easy target for its much better competition.
Mobbing means Meerkat will syndicate popular streams to its own feed to boost viewership and interest in popular streams.
In the bitter battle to be your live-streaming option of choice, Meerkat is going for a first-mover advantage to nab users and keep them put.
The interface for Meerkat doesn't have much to it. Unless you're shooting a new video or receive a link to one, there's not much to do in the app.
There can only be one king of Twitter livestreaming.
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
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Meerkat has enjoyed over a month of dominance in the streaming-video category, but Twitter's release of Periscope has changed all that. Here's why.
The microblogging social network wants you to broadcast live video from your mobile, and encourage other streamers with floating hearts.