Periscope Up

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • The new, hot, buzz talk is all about live video streaming via Twitter. At first, Meerkat was all the rage (getting a lot of heat and attention post SXSW), now Twitter just launched Periscope (which they recently acquired in January for $100 million). Periscope allows you to broadcast whatever you’re doing live, through video, with a couple of taps. Unlike Meerkat, Periscope can save streams so that you can replay them later. It turns out to be Periscope’s killer feature — and the main reason that it’s likely to become my live-streaming platform of choice. Whoever wins, make no mistake about: live streaming video via Twitter (and social media) is “what’s next.”
  • Apple is making another run at TV. Rumours ran rampant last week that Apple was trying to create some kind of subscription Internet TV service that included all of the big players (and not just HBO Go, which was announced when they talked up the Apple Watch the other week). Now, it looks like a new Apple TV is going to be announced in June at their World Wide Developers Conference. By the sound of the rumours, this isn’t just a simple update to what the current Apple TV box is, but a substantive redo. The idea is to create a new living room experience. Do you think Apple will deliver? 
  • App of the week: Nuzzle.

Listen here…