The live-streaming app where amateurs get paid to chat, eat, and sleep on camera

This growth is part of a broader boom in live streaming services. Meerkat app emerged as a media and tech darling, easily winning the war for attention at this year’s SXSW. It initially piggybacked off of Twitter, but was quickly cut off, likely because Twitter has its own plans for a live streaming service built around a company it just acquired, Periscope. We’ve finally hit a tipping point where live streaming makes sense, both as a killer feature on a platform like Twitter, but also as a standalone business like YouNow. – Ben Popper, The Verge
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