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Periscope No Longer Requires a Twitter Account

     
5:06 pm on May 12, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Twitter's fresh, new, live streaming video app Periscope, no longer requires a twitter account, just a phone number to get started. Twitter still recommends an account, of course.

I wonder if that's to increase usage more rapidly. I would have thought they'd stick with the twitter account at this early stage, or if they are going to make it a requirement at a later date.

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3:03 am on May 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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They are probably banking on explosive growth at this point, there are a lot of streaming options and a lot of deep pockets involved. When companies like Amazon start buying sites like Twitch you know that streaming is going to be hugely profitable, eventually.