Messaging Apps

Tap That App: Meerkat vs. Periscope Review - It Helps When a Live Streaming App Has Access to Live Streams

In the great Twitter live-streaming video war of 2015, it's likely only one app will be known through the ages as the victor. So which will it be: Meerkat -- the one that started it all -- or Twitter-backed Periscope? After a hands-on test of both, the answer quickly became apparent.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's 'Instant Articles,' Meerkat Buy-Out Rumors & Twitter's in Big Trouble

A roundup of all the week's social media news you may have missed.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's EU Scrutiny, WhatsApp Calling for Android, Pinterest's Fifth Birthday, & More

This week in social media, Facebook faced increased scrutiny in Europe while subsidiary WhatsApp finally launched its calling feature on Android. Meanwhile, Twitter's Periscope dominated Meerkat right out of the gate and Pinterest reached its fifth anniversary stronger than ever.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Newest Platform is Messenger, Twitter Unveils Periscope, & Snapchat Really Wins Young Demographic

This week in social media, Facebook announced Facebook Messenger as its own platform, as the company's future now looks to rival Google. Meanwhile, Twitter unveiled its Meerkat live-streaming competitor, Periscope, and Snapchat's definitely, definitely the leader in the youth demographic.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Messenger Expansion, Twitter's Ninth Birthday, and Meerkat SxSW Explosion

Facebook is looking to make Messenger more than an annoying extraneous download, turning it into a multi-app platform soon. Meanwhile, Twitter celebrates nine years since its debut took South by Southwest (SxSW) by storm by ironically doing all it can to stop Twitter network-exploiting video streaming app Meerkat from doing the same at this year's SxSW -- with the opposite effect.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's TheFind Acquisition to Bolster Ads, Twitter's SxSW Play Against Meerkat, & Another Funding Round for Snapchat

This week in social media, Facebook acquired shopping search engine TheFind.com, Twitter pressures Meerkat, and Snapchat gets another major investment but loses a long-time executive. All of the week's top social media news and more, now at its new home on Sundays at Latin Post!
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