One million users joined Periscope in its first 10 days on the iPhone app store

periscopeIt’s May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary’s hospital to give birth to her second child.

CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can’t do much on TV until the baby is born. Instead, he turns to his phone — clamped to a mini-tripod perched atop a trash bin — and chats with thousands of royal fans via livestreaming app Periscope.

One million users joined Periscope in its first 10 days on the iPhone app store.

Today, the Twitter-owned platform is two months old and has just launched a version for Android.

And, like any new social media platform, it’s at the center of multiple legal and ethical controversies. Here’s how Periscope is shaking things up:  More

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