Fight night proves Periscope popular for pirating video
Fight night proves Periscope popular for pirating video
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Fight night proves Periscope popular for pirating video

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Periscope wins round one of the live streaming fight and may the force be with you. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your cnet update. Periscope is the hot new way to pirate video, the ios app for broadcasting live video, now owned by Twitter. Was a popular way to watch Saturday's boxing match against Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather without paying $100 for PayPerView. Periscope users pointed their iPhone cameras at their TV screens to broadcast a bootleg feed of the fight to anyone in the world. People on periscope, with warning watches not to draw attention to the feed, or else it will get shut down by administrators, and when that happened, it just prompted viewers to jump to someone else's periscope broadcast. Even Twitter's CEO **** Costolo acknowledged the movement and took a jab of his own with a tweet. Rival at Meerkat was also a hot spot for fight feeds. Mayor Cat was a streaming sensation when in launched in late February, but quickly dropped in popularity when Twitter's Periscope appeared. Meerkat is fighting on, and now it's tying into Facebook feeds. If you start a Meerkat stream, you can announce it to your Facebook friends, and you can also connect with contacts in your address book. The app has an Android advantage as well. Meerkat just launched on the Google Play Store. It's a bit buggy But there's still no android version of periscope. Meanwhile, in a galaxy not so far away, on May the fourth, the day that has become known as the Star Wars holiday, geeks around the world have been gifted with a few teaser tidbits for the upcoming movie, The Force Awakens. Vanity Fair promoted its upcoming magazine issue. Featuring a photo shoot of the new cast by Annie Leibovitz. Fans get a better look at new characters, like Poe Dameron, some strange new hive of scum and villainy, the pre-CGI face of Lupita Nyong'o playing Maz Kanata. Kilo Ren all evil in the snow And the heroine Ray on a speeder. The magazine hits stands May 12th. Over in Australia, fans built the world's largest Millennium Falcon out of Lego bricks and they only did it in two days. And may the savings be with you, because the day has also become something of a Black Friday for fans. Amazon, ThinkGeek and Disney all held sales for Star Wars merchandise. The fans may wanna save their money for September 4th, That's the official day when new movie merch and toys will go on sale. But before we part, a toast to an actual space hero. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman in space, is now also the first space barista to boldly brew She twitted a photo of her sipping the first espresso made in space aboard the international space station, and in sheer neared fashion, she's wearing the uniform of Star Trek's Captain Janeway known for her love of coffee. That's your tech news update you can head over to cnet.com for more. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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