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Twitter’s Streaming App Creates Piracy of Year’s Biggest Fight

Twitter Inc.’s video-streaming application Periscope enabled people to pirate Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, getting the thrill of the year’s biggest bout without paying the $100 pay-per-view tab.

Many of these users posted about being able to watch the event on Twitter, where Dick Costolo, the social-media company’s chief executive officer, pronounced Periscope the night’s victor. Executives from HBO and Showtime asked Periscope and other live-streaming services such as Meerkat to take down the streams as the fight was happening, according to a person with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified while the matter is being investigated.