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Twitter, Meerkat and the questionable viability of social video

Twitter's acquisition of Periscope, and its associated ploy to bring down video competitor Meerkat, is one more example of a social giant trying to lock out, acquire or otherwise squash a rival.
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Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.