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Radio News: Periscope lets broadcasters save streams

May 04, 2016 10:01 pm
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Techcrunch reports that just about the only problem with the Periscope app is that the broadcasts are deleted after 24 hours. So on May 4 the company fixed that, as now users can save broadcast by putting a #save in their titles. The app lets anyone with a Twitter account stream video through their cell phones, through a very simple interface. Now the company is developing controls for saving recordings for various periods of time but not forever. Periscope and, through Twitter, its 300 million possible users are trying to compete with 1.6 billion possible broadcasters through Facebook Live.