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What they’re saying at #stream16: Day two

The big takeaways: lawyer up, Vine deals are cold and no matter who you are, data is everything.
June 8, 2016

The sun has set on the final day at Stream Market 2016, but the air in Santa Monica is still abuzz with the lessons handed down from industry experts and insiders.

Day two kicked off with delegates from around the world streaming (pun intended) into the Fairmont Miramar. Day one featured discussions around investments, global content, VR and more, but there was more to come:

Twitter’s VP of media for North America Kirstine Stewart opened the day with a keynote conversation. Her talk focused on the evolution of Twitter while still sticking to its roots — the idea of recapping events live. That included Twitter’s newfound emphasis on live video through its acquisition of Periscope and partnership with GoPro, and its new partnership with the NFL.

Stewart’s chat was followed with a panel on the lightning-fast growth of the e-sports vertical, featuring 19-year-old Noah Whinston, a gaming and stats prodigy whose expertise on the niche sport has drawn many comparisons to the film Moneyball.

In the afternoon, the subject shifted from emerging verticals and platforms to content and creators. Influencers were front-and-center as they shared their own experiences with navigating the fast-changing business of online content (including why influencers probably need a lawyer before they need a manager).

The day capped off with the discussion of what happens when new media meets “old” media — when digital stars hit the linear airwaves.

Apparently the food wasn’t bad, either.

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