Interview, Company, Insight

ITV News at Ten - Paul Armstrong, HERE/FORTH Founder, Talks about Meerkat & Periscope issues

HERE/FORTH Founder, Paul Armstrong, was asked about the issues surrounding new live streaming apps such as Meerkat and Periscope. While the technology is certainly not new, the ease of use and low barrier to entry make these apps appealing but there are serious business concerns due to copyright, privacy and other issues.  

More from Paul on the subject can be seen in the piece he recently wrote for the Guardian.


Will Micropayments make a difference for Twitter?


HERE/FORTH Founder, Paul Armstrong, was asked by Giga Om to pen an essay about the potential for Twitter's rumoured "Buy Now" button.  With Q2 results out soon a lot of eyes will be on Twitter to improve its weak performance in previous quarters.  

It will be interesting to see new strategies emerge for free content and locked-down content — the rise of new models and existing opportunities but in a new way (pay with a Tweet for example) all take on a new dimension when there is a built-in and understood singular system (read: iTunes). If I worked for a media house, I would be looking at this roll-out carefully, but determining my strategy now. It could be time to rethink “the penny gap.”
— Paul Armstrong

Read the full article here.