Live-streaming pioneer Meerkat has been pulled from the App Store
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Meerkat, which last year kicked off the modern mobile live-streaming craze now led by Facebook and Twitter, has been removed from the iOS App Store. Ben Rubin, CEO of Meerkat maker Life On Air, broke the news on Twitter earlier today, calling it a “bittersweet” moment given his company’s new release. On Monday, Life On Air revealed that it’s been operating a private video chatting app it now calls Houseparty that’s designed to facilitate group hangouts in a private, instead of public, context. It’s amassed about 1 million users over the last year.
The end of Meerkat was an inevitability. The app had an explosive moment at last year’s South by Southwest festival, which helped Life On Air nab $12 million in venture capital funding….