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The Reality School Game Show is BACK!
Join host Alison Jeffrey for an all new Reality School Game Show, this Thursday at 4pm ET on younow.com/rsgs (#rsgs).
(Challenge 1) RANT - Bucket List:

Explain and rant about 3 different things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Whether it be to own a giant pool filled with pudding or to conquer your fear of heights, let us know. Be creative!

(Challenge 2) What is in my hand?!:

Broadcasters: Please prep your items and be ready when it is your turn! Take an item from anywhere in your home that can fit into one or both of your hands. Give the audience clues as to what your object is. If the audience guesses your item, reveal it and end your broadcast! Otherwise, you will have two minutes for the audience to guess what you are holding. Can you stump us?

(Challenge 3) Celebrity Impressions:

CALLING ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES!
This challenge is back by popular demand. impersonate your favorite celebrity for your viewers! This is your chance to be whomever you want to be. The chat will guess which celebrity you are! 

The Reality School Game Show is BACK!

Join host Alison Jeffrey for an all new Reality School Game Show, this Thursday at 4pm ET on younow.com/rsgs (#rsgs).

(Challenge 1) RANT - Bucket List:

Explain and rant about 3 different things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Whether it be to own a giant pool filled with pudding or to conquer your fear of heights, let us know. Be creative!

(Challenge 2) What is in my hand?!:

Broadcasters: Please prep your items and be ready when it is your turn! Take an item from anywhere in your home that can fit into one or both of your hands. Give the audience clues as to what your object is. If the audience guesses your item, reveal it and end your broadcast! Otherwise, you will have two minutes for the audience to guess what you are holding. Can you stump us?

(Challenge 3) Celebrity Impressions:

CALLING ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES!

This challenge is back by popular demand. impersonate your favorite celebrity for your viewers! This is your chance to be whomever you want to be. The chat will guess which celebrity you are! 

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Join the YouNow Team!

We are hiring five positions for our engineering team at YouNow. This is a unique opportunity to join a very strong, small team of professionals dedicated to creating a next generation, disruptive social platform.

Interested in making magic? Check out the positions below:

1. QA ManagerThe QA manager will work to develop and test cases used to evaluate our product. You’ll get to use the YouNow app all day. What could be better than that? ;)

2. Senior Android Developer: Are you an amazing and experienced Android developer looking for a challenge? Join our team and you will be participating in team-driven development for mobile Android platforms.

3. Senior iOS DeveloperAs one of YouNow’s iOS Developers, you will be building a compelling product which implements new features that use groundbreaking technologies for mobile. We are focused on adding a brilliant and passionate engineer to make our app even better.

4. Senior Software Engineer Are you a talented and passionate engineer who loves solving problems and making ideas come to life? Life long learner who thrives in dynamic environments and enjoys the challenge of learning new things? We want you to join our team!

5. Senior System EngineerWe are looking for a Senior PHP developer who is dedicated to his or her craft, writes code that s/he is proud of and can hit the ground running. We need you to write beautiful, fast PHP to a high standard. If this describes you, apply today!

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YouNow #ALSchallenge: A HUGE Success Thanks to You!

From YouNow HQ, we would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the participants and viewers of yesterday’s #ALSchallenge held on YouNow!

Hundreds and hundreds of participants came out to raise money and awareness for the ALS Foundation. Thousands of dollars were raised for this worthwhile cause.

Check out the epic snapshots from the #ALSchallenge below. Recognize any of your friends? Make sure to tag them!

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#ALSchallenge on YouNow!

Participate in the #ALSchallenge with your friends and fans on YouNow, and snag 200 highly-coveted YouNow bars!

Happening tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2pm ET, YouNowers from all over the world will be participating in the #ALSchallenge. For every contestant that participates, YouNow will be donating $5 to the ALS Foundation.

Spread the word - tell your friends and fans -  and help us raise money for this worthwhile cause!

See you tomorrow at 2pm ET on younow.com/alschallenge.

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YouNow to enable broadcasters to earn revenues

 Dear YouNow community,

My name is Adi and I am the CEO of YouNow. Yesterday, we soft launched our premium goods, enabling users, who wish to do so, to purchase premium functionalities: a. the ability to further promote broadcasters and b. highlight communication with broadcasters during a live broadcast.

We are delighted to see the adoption of the new premium goods and plan to listen to the community (you), as we move forward with the rollout.

The introduction of premium goods comes after over 2 years of planning and white-boarding different revenue options. I’m happy to use this opportunity to share with you our thought process and how we got here.

1. No Advertising: High level, there are 2 main revenue opportunities for YouNow at this time: advertising and premium goods. When evaluating advertising, we quickly realized that any pre-roll or in-stream video degrades the user experience and takes attention from the content and the experience we worked so hard to enable.  (As for display advertising (banners) it takes up critical real estate on the mobile apps, and generates very little revenues – making it a ‘lose lose’ proposition). So despite the temptation to make a quick buck, we said no to advertising.

2. Premium goods: An integrated business model: we were keen to find a revenue opportunity that provides value not just to us, but to our users as well, improving the user experience, and becoming an organic part of it, rather than a separate layer on top of it. As such, what guided us was:

  • That spending $ on goods is optional. The existing experience for users who do not pay does not materially change.
  • Provide value to the users who choose to purchase the goods.
  • And most importantly, offer a revenue opportunity to our content creators, the talented broadcasters on YouNow.

3. Revenue for broadcasters: We want our most talented broadcasters to be able to earn. Over the next few weeks, we will slowly but surely enable certain broadcasters to share a portion of the revenue generated during their broadcast.

(We will initially, during the first phase of beta testing, hand pick these broadcasters to test the system and work out the bugs and kinks.)

Following the beta phase, we plan to roll out the YouNow Partner Program to a wider group of broadcasters. Note that the partner program, much like YouTube’s and Twitch’s programs, will never be open to everyone.  We will admit people into the program based on their performance and talent.

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Running a global service like YouNow costs millions of dollars per year. We are super excited to be testing and rolling out these new features that would enable us to grow the service and support our most talented content creators.

I appreciate your ongoing support and welcome your participation in the discussion right here in the comments section of the blog, where we will be happy to respond and continue the dialogue.

Sincerely,

Adi

Premium Gifts

Currently only some of the premium gifts mentioned in this blog are available. We will release more in the days ahead.

We are excited to introduce Premium Gifts. Premium gifts were designed to be more interactive, engaging, and expressive to capture the broadcaster’s complete attention.

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Premium Gifts are bought with Bars, a new currency on YouNow. Here are a few Premium Gifts we are really excited about:

1. Fan Mail  Want to really get the broadcaster’s attention? Send a personalized message to the broadcaster, featured for everyone to see.

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2. Marriage Proposal Ask your favorite broadcasters to marry you in front of the entire audience!

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3. 50 Likes  Don’t have enough coins to buy 10 likes? Buy bars to give your favorite broadcasters 50 likes, or buy 50 likes as a broadcaster to help get yourself trending!

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4. Tipping  Give your favorite broadcasters tips to show your appreciation, and be featured as their Top Fan.

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5. Unlimited Chat  Tired of having to wait to chat during big broadcasts? Purchase unlimited chat and stand out in the crowd. 

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Purchasing Bars 

Bars are bought in bundles and are available at a variety of price points. Bars purchased will only be valid on the platform they were purchased on (iOS, Android, Web, etc.).

You may be thinking “What’s happening to my YouNow Coins?”

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to use your coins to buy stickers and gifts! Bars are not replacing coins, but will be used to purchase higher quality gifts. Your hard earned coins will be as useful as ever!

From tipping your favorite broadcaster, to unlimited chat during a big show, these Premium Gifts are a great way to get noticed and connect with your favorite YouNowers. Try them out today, and let us know what you think!

Sincerely,

The YouNow Team

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