It’s been a month now since Facebook rolled-out a dramatically improved design for live video — a design that borrowed liberally from Twitter-owned Periscope. Facebook’s enormous audience, combined with its willingness to pay media companies to broadcast there, immediately threatened to derail Twitter’s video ambitions. But today Periscope is announcing features that begin to address some of the product’s shortcomings: permanent broadcasts, search, and an integration with DJI drones.
Starting with an app update in about three weeks, Periscope broadcasts will no longer disappear after 24 hours by default. Instead, broadcasts will be available permanently on a broadcaster’s profile — and inside the tweets where they are often shared….