Esports and game videos are driving explosive growth in livestreams, according to study by game research firm SuperData Research and payment company PayPal. But the company also found a gender imbalance in pay. Female streamers are less likely to be paid for their content compared to male streamers. PayPal said that 34 percent of livestream viewers in the U.S. have spent more than $50 on livestream content in the past few months. But despite the growth in spending, almost half of women content creators (43 percent globally, 47 percent in the U.S.) don’t get paid for what they create. The U.S. had the largest gender pay gap of the countries surveyed: almost half as many men (24 percent) do not get paid for content they create. The gender imbalance was a surprise, and it’s something that should be addressed, said Adriana Bello, head of cross-border trade at PayPal, in an interview with GamesBeat. Globally, active paying gamers polled shop across 14 … [Read more...] about Paypal: Game livestreaming explodes, but female streamers are less likely to get paid
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Not all of us can make a living as professional gamers in the Overwatch League. But Justin Choy’s gig may be the next best thing. He’s the content marketing manager in charge of videos and social media for Gen.G, the esports organization that operates multiple teams — such as the Seoul Dynasty, one of the franchises in Activision Blizzard’s new Overwatch League. It’s the kind of job that didn’t exist a generation ago, and the 28-year-old Choy is one of the few people who could do something like this, according to his boss, Arnold Hur, chief growth officer at Gen.G, which was formerly known as KSV eSports. As esports grows from $906 million in 2018 to $1.65 billion by 2021 (according to market researcher Newzoo), new kinds of jobs are being born in its ecosystem. I think of it as the Leisure Economy, where we all will eventually get paid to play games. Besides people like Choy and Hur, the Leisure Economy already includes people like esports … [Read more...] about As pro gaming takes off, so do esports careers
Entrepreneurship & Startup 17th May, 2018 Hrishikesh Somani 0 Comment $1000/month along with your 9-6 job. Fascinating, isn’t it?The first thing someone like you would probably ask if it is true. I don’t blame you. It does indeed sound too good to be true. However, I did something back in the day and here I am sharing my journey with all of you.This is a life-changing article, based on a real-life experience of none other than yours truly.If you’re an analyst or a business consultant working in a corporate job, you too must’ve felt the desire to do something extra after your job, to break the monotony, and maybe even to make an extra buck.While most of us have at some point in our working lives have had this dream, a large number gets stuck working late nights and the desire to do something else goes away with the ever-increasing work pressure. However, what would you say if I told you that there’s a methodical approach that might actually help … [Read more...] about I Make $1000/Month Outside My Job. You Can Too! This Is How
If you're a Mac or iPhone user but find yourself tied to Google's ecosystem, you might be curious about the company's streaming services, Google Play Music and YouTube Red. One of them is dedicated to storing, streaming, and selecting your perfect musical experience; the other compounds upon that with ad-free and offline YouTube streaming. May 17, 2018: YouTube Red is out; YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are in! YouTube Red, the YouTube subscription service that let you download videos for offline play and ditch the advertisements, is getting quite the overhaul. Google is now offering two services, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, which focus on music and video, respectively. YouTube Music is a music streaming service that'll run you $9.99 per month. Like Spotify, Amazon Music, or Apple Music, this service will let you stream music from an expansive catalogue. You'll get ad-free music, offline downloads, and the ability to listen to music in the background on the Android and iOS … [Read more...] about Google Play Music and YouTube Red: Everything you need to know!
The long wait for YouTube's revamped music service is nearly over: the company announced on its blog that it will debut the new YouTube Music on May 22. YouTube already has a service by the same name, but this new service overhauls the old one and introduces two new premium services into the mix: YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. Let's break down YouTube Music first: the new music-streaming service will offer free, ad-supported music streaming through a new desktop and mobile app. YouTube emphasizes that "all the ways music moves you can be found in one place" in the new YouTube Music as it gives users access to thousands of playlists, official songs and albums, remixes, covers, live versions, and music videos. The new app will also have a "dynamic home screen" that provides listening recommendations based on your history, what you're doing, and where you are. Users can also search for songs using YouTube Music search without knowing the song's name. It's likely that Google … [Read more...] about YouTube’s revamped music subscription service launches on May 22
The Kremlin wants to say, "How do you do, fellow kids?"Some of the thousands of posts from Russian trolls on Facebook came from an account called Memopolis -- a meme-focused page that tried its best to go viral among teens.In an ad promoting the page, which had 13,266 followers, Russian trolls wrote: "Welcome to the city of memes - Memopolis." The sponsored content was targeted to people between the ages of 13 and 40, specifically those who had an interest in BuzzFeed or 9GAG, according to data provided by Facebook and the House Intelligence Committee. The trolls spent 5,761.04 rubles on the ad, or $93.44. Up to 19,164 people saw the post, and 1,042 of them clicked through to the page while it ran multiple times in June and July in 2016. That's just one small example.Russian trolls spent just $100,000 for 3,000 Facebook ads, averaging out to about $33 a post. But the social media campaign went beyond sponsored posts, as trolls flooded Facebook with more than 80,000 posts between … [Read more...] about “How do you do, fellow kids?” Russian trolls ran a meme page that targeted teens
IT sounds too good to be true - being paid to sit in front of your computer watching animal or funny viral videos on YouTube all day long. But for a group of Finnish teens who earn up to €15 (£13) an hour doing this, it’s a reality. Neverthink is a kind of online telly, set up in November 2016 by two friends from Helsinki, Aviv Junno and Claus Nurro. The pair initially started it as a side project for themselves, as they thought it “would be cool if it were possible to watch YouTube and Reddit like you would TV.” On the Neverthink site, you can choose one of 32 channels to watch (like "Food", "Documentaries", "Comedy", "Fails" or "Memes") and you get served up an endless playlist of YouTube videos around that theme. It's just like TV - you can't fast forward or skip videos, and the channels always play a constant stream of clips, back to back. If you get bored of what you're watching you can just hop between the channels to find something else. Massive … [Read more...] about These teenagers are paid £13 an hour to watch YouTube videos… but critics think the reason behind it is sinister
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Technology By Pranshu Bajpai AND Richard Enbody 05/08/18 AT 12:38 PM Right now, your computer might be using its memory and processor power – and your electricity – to generate money for someone else, without you ever knowing. It’s called “cryptojacking,” and it is an offshoot of the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.Instead of minting coins or printing paper money, creating new units of cryptocurrencies, which is called “mining,” involves performing complex mathematical calculations. These intentionally difficult calculations securely record transactions among people using the cryptocurrency and provide an objective record of the “order” in which transactions are conducted.The user who successfully completes each calculation gets a reward in the form of a tiny amount of that cryptocurrency. That helps … [Read more...] about What Is Cryptojacking And How Is It Spreading Across The Internet?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak Email the author April 26 at 10:40 AM Email the author Lynnette Hardaway, left, and her sister Rochelle Richardson, aka “Diamond and Silk,” seen here at an August 2016 rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., soared to fame as YouTube personalities when they declared their support of candidate Donald Trump. (Johnny Louis/WireImage) Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald J. Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding that Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: How two small-town North Carolina sisters found fame as Trump fans.
Of all the ideas at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2018, I loved the notion of The Leisure Economy. This is about a utopia we can create where people can make a living by getting paid to play games. As I noted in my opening talk at the recent event, I do that as a game journalist. But today, we have many more candidates who have a chance at living the dream. They include esports athletes, cosplayers, influencers, YouTubers, livestreamers, modders, and many other people getting paid to play. The big question is whether game companies can create a long tail for these people who are inventing careers that didn’t exist five or ten years ago, so that more than just celebrities can cash in. We studied this idea in a panel moderated by Adam Sessler, cofounder of Spiketrap and one of the original influencers in the game business as the co-host of the TV show X-Play. The panelists included Jon “Neverdie” Jacobs, CEO of Neverdie Studios (and a man who bought and sold an … [Read more...] about The Leisure Economy: Where we all get paid to play games