“I’m keeping an eye on which of these two will dominate their space. Comment below with you who think will win out.” – GC

The race between Meerkat and Periscope is closer than it seems By Steven Tweedie

(GaryVee)The race is heating up between live-streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope — but it’s too early and too close to call a winner quite yet. Both live-streaming apps offer what largely amounts to the same experience: You can quickly and easily broadcast live video of what you’re doing, allowing your friends and Twitter followers to click on a broadcast and tune in. Meerkat dominated the tech scene for the two weeks leading up to this year’s South by Southwest festival, gaining over 200,000 users ranging from Jimmy Fallon to the BBC. But at the peak of Meerkat’s hype, Twitter, who had recently acquired Meerkat rival Periscope, decided to cripple Meerkat temporarily by shutting off its Twitter integration — which left Meerkat users without an easy way to connect with their friends. Meerkat responded by adding new discovery features to its app to remedy the problem, but by then Twitter had officially launched Periscope, which quickly broke into the top 10 social networking apps in the App Store and became a trending topic on Twitter. Read the full article at: Yahoo!
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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.