Hard numbers: The new livestream

May 11, 2015

Days after the release of the new livestreaming app Meerkat that it took Politico to label the 2016 presidential race “The Meerkat Election”

Days after Meerkat’s release that it took Twitter to launch its own livestreaming app, Periscope

Users on Meerkat after its first seven weeks

1 million
Users who signed into Periscope in its first 10 days

$3.6 million
Series A funding raised by Life On Air, which owns Meerkat, before its launch

$100 million
Amount Twitter reportedly paid for Periscope

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Amount YouNow pays its top livestreamers monthly, according to CEO Adi Sideman

Source: Politico, The Verge, The Wall Street Journal, Variety

The Editors are the staffers of the Columbia Journalism Review.