25 July 2014

Google Buys Twitch, Amazon Losses Increase

Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed -- joins YouTube for new video empire | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi: "Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firmTwitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter.We don’t know everything about this deal, such as when it will be announced and the exact purchase price... The deal underscores the value of live Internet streaming and the rise of competitive gaming as a spectator sport — something that draws millions of viewers, can offer prize pools that surpass pro golf’s marquee events, and provides a multibillion dollar opportunity for advertisers...."(read more at link above)

Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell
New York Times
Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon's founder and chief executive, during an event in ... SAN FRANCISCO — Writers are peeved at Amazon. ... Mr. Szkutak listed some of the reasons:Amazon Web Services is in a price-cutting war with Google ...


Businessweek

Facebook Finally Figured Out How to Make Money Off of Your Phone
Wired
The Wall Street skeptics were circling, and within little more than a month, the value of theFacebook shares on which that fortune was built bottomed ...


Reuters

Google under fire from regulators on EU privacy ruling
Reuters
Regulators quizzed Google over its decision to remove search results only from ... Googlehas so far approved more than half of roughly 90,000 incoming ... data protection authorities on Thursday met executives from Google, Yahoo YHOO.O and MicrosoftMSFT. .... Facebook · Twitter · RSS · YouTube ...


TIME

Facebook's Next Battle Is Wrestling Your Credit Card Number from Amazon
TIME
With numbers like that, Facebook has started breathing down Google's ... on a completely different front, against a completely different player: Amazon.


Latin Post

Yahoo Eyes Mobile Ad Dollars With Flurry Acquisition
Forbes
Yahoo! announced on Monday, July 21, that it is acquiring mobile ad exchange Flurry. While the company has not disclosed the amount spent, it did ...

Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys
Bloomberg
Amazon reported its biggest quarterly loss since 2012 today as Bezos ... The Microsoft Inc. chairman's net worth has grown 7.9 percent this year, with ...


Firstpost

Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
InformationWeek
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.


Forbes

Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?
Forbes
When Google reported its earnings last week eMarketer ran an article that showed howGoogle along with Facebook accounted for over 72% of the ...


Boston Globe

Google Glass Road Show coming to Boston
Boston Globe
Jessica Ridilla wears her Google Glass in the biology lab at Brandeis University, filming experiments with the attached camera on the high-tech ...

Chrome Beta for Android Update
Jason Kersey
The Chrome Team is excited to announce the beta release of Chrome 37 for Android. Chrome 37.0.2062.39 will be available in Google Play over the ...

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