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Twitch Streamers Make Money Despite Not Functioning Properly: Media

Twitch streamers make thousands by just sleeping

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The latest trend that has taken over Amazon's live streaming service Twitch seems to be sleeping, wherein the streamers are minting money by literally sleeping. Pixabay

The latest trend that has taken over Amazon’s live streaming service Twitch seems to be sleeping, wherein the streamers are minting money by literally sleeping, the media has reported.

Over the last few weeks, Twitch streamers have been training their cameras on their mattresses as they doze off.

In the intervening hours, viewers use Twitch’s donation function to gift them small quantities of money – two dollars here, five dollars there. A couple of streamers cutely refer to them as “slumber parties”, Arc Technica reported on Sunday.

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The lasting appeal of Twitch is its interactive element, which brings fans closer than ever – at least, digitally – to the objects of their fandom, the report added. Wikimedia Commons

Sleep streams draw more from ASMR videos or Japanese cuddle cafes, where patrons pay hourly fees to feel intimacy with someone they have never met.

Recently, Twitch’s category for just talking, as opposed to gaming, has gained meteoric popularity in part because thousands of viewers at any given moment crave parasocial interaction.

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The lasting appeal of Twitch is its interactive element, which brings fans closer than ever – at least, digitally – to the objects of their fandom, the report added. (IANS)

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Apple Plans To Buy LCD Assets Worth $200 Million From Japan Display

The sale to both Apple and Sharp was reportedly delayed in the wake of new coronavirus pandemic

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According to a Nikkei Asian Review report, Japan Display (JDI) has been in negotiations with "Apple and Sharp to sell its Hakusan liquid crystal display plant" owing to "poor sales of iPhone panels". Pixabay

Apple is reportedly buying $200 million worth of assets like LCD equipment from troubled panel maker Japan Display, the media reported on Wednesday.

According to a Nikkei Asian Review report, Japan Display (JDI) has been in negotiations with “Apple and Sharp to sell its Hakusan liquid crystal display plant” owing to “poor sales of iPhone panels”.

The sale to both Apple and Sharp was reportedly delayed in the wake of new coronavirus pandemic.

“JDI decided to sell LCD production equipment to Apple first and real estate to Sharp later,” the report mentioned.

By offloading Hakusan, JDI would concentrate smartphone LCD panel production at the Mobara plant in Chiba Prefecture.

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Apple is reportedly buying $200 million worth of assets like LCD equipment from troubled panel maker Japan Display, the media reported on Wednesday. Pixabay

JDI started its operation on April 1, 2012. As of March 2014, JDI was one of the major suppliers of displays for Apple’s iPhone.
It was also a major display supplier of Nintendo Switch along with Sharp Corporation until 2017.

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A newly-created entity INCJ, Ltd. had become the major shareholder of Japan Display with 25,29 per cent of total shareholdings since September 21, 2018 as a result of a corporate split of the old the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). (IANS)