Meerkat’s gone under

In the age of tech startups, one has just reached a succinct end.

Meerkat have announced they are pulling their services with immediate effect. Whilst the brand had a relatively short shelf life by startup standards (launching May 2015), Meerkat helped social video transition in part to where it is today. The social streaming service was one of the first kids on the block – arriving before Twitter-owned Periscope and the hugely successful Facebook Live.

Developers of the origianl app will now be focusing their original efforts on Houseparty, software designed to display multiple users at the same time on one screen.

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