More than 35,000 hours of live video are now streamed on the service each day, and more than a million dollars in tips flow through its platform each month.This growth is part of a broader boom in live streaming services.He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.
So he sent a letter to You Now, which put him on its partner program, allowing him to earn money when his fans left digital tips and gifts. Cashier broadcast has several hundred people following live at any time.
“At first, it got to be enough so I could cover my phone bill.
But now the mobile market is mature enough for a sea change.
"Smartphones provide all the critical pieces for these new services.
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"Guys, I’ve been drinking too much water," he tells his smartphone camera.
With the press of a few buttons Sideman tips Ginja the equivalent of , along with a message asking him to flip for Ben. Ben this flip is dedicated to you, for being so awesome.
Now I make more every month on You Now than I do from my work at the store,” Abuhamdeh tells me. We become friends.” A couple of times he’s broadcast from his bedroom while sleeping. They want to see everything that you do.” You Now launched back in September of 2012, but for its first year and a half struggled to find traction.