YouTube Is Beefing Up Its Live Video Game to Compete With Facebook and Periscope

Online video giant playing catch up

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YouTube may have been first in the online video space, but as the digital ecosystem explodes, the online video giant has fallen behind in one of the newest trends: live video.

Last night during its keynote at VidCon, the annual confab for online video creators, YouTube took a major step towards fending off competition from Facebook and Twitter-owned Periscope. Kurt Wilms, YouTube's product lead for immersive experiences, reminded the audience that YouTube has been in the livestreaming game a lot longer than its competitors.

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