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Hollywood vs. Periscope, Tugg, Smile Suggest

May 9th, 2015

Episode 346 of 1326 episodes

Millions of people paid $100 to see Manny Pacquiao fight Floyd Mayweather on TV. But was the multibillion dollar event being usurped by the live streaming video apps Periscope & Meerkat? Plus we explore Smile Suggest, a browser extension that uses your webcam to examine which websites make you smile. Because that isn’t the creepiest idea ever. And we examine Tugg.com.au, which uses crowdsourcing technology to allow audiences to request and promote cinema screenings in their area.