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YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources. Google’s YouTube has reached a preliminary deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.

YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history of YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006 for $1.65 billion. Twitch. Google Didn't Buy Twitch Because of Potential Antitrust Issues - Report. Amazon's surprise acquisition of Twitch yesterday came several months after Google (through YouTube) was reported to be the streaming site's buyer.

Google Didn't Buy Twitch Because of Potential Antitrust Issues - Report

A VentureBeat report last month reaffirmed that Google would buy the site, which has obviously not ended up being the case. As it turns out, a deal between Google and Twitch could not be reached due to the possibility of antitrust complaints. Forbes reports that Google was "concerned" with the prospect of antitrust issues it could face if it went through with the deal, which would have put it in control of YouTube (the largest video site on the Internet) and Twitch (the largest live-streaming site in the United States).

Google has faced numerous antitrust issues in the past, both in the US and in Europe, with regard to its search engine and the use of Android to promote its services, among other things. Amazon Completes Twitch Purchase. Amazon's acquisition of the video game streaming service Twitch is now officially complete, according to a new SEC filing.

Amazon Completes Twitch Purchase

First revealed in late August, the deal had Amazon purchase all outstanding shares of Twitch for roughly $970 million in cash. This after reports earlier in the year that Google—through its YouTube subsidiary—would acquire the company for similar amount. In a message addressed to the Twitch community, CEO Emmett Shear wrote, "We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. Twitch. Ello. Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act. Update: This is the power of activism.

Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act

Due to the spreading of awareness about this story through alternative media, this act was shut down by senate and is now no longer effective. It was officially labeled the Farmer Assurance Provision under Sec. 735 of the Senate. Barack Obama recently signed a bill into law that was written by the billion-dollar corporation that will benefit from it. Programming. Build a cohesive channel strategy and viewing experience.

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Gone are the days when YouTube was exclusively a place for one-hit viral videos. If you’re a creator interested in building a successful channel on YouTube, you’ve got to consider your channel’s long-term plan. What does this mean, and how do you execute it? The answer largely lies in developing a viable programming strategy. Captivate Your Audience. Three Ingredients to a Powerful Personal Brand Presence. I often get asked in interviews, “What makes up a good Personal Brand?”

Three Ingredients to a Powerful Personal Brand Presence

My immediate response is simpler in concept than it is in action: “Walk your talk.” ‘Good’ Personal Brands are those who keep their word, act on what they promise, and follow through with integrity. Michael Jordan's Basketball Lesson. Powerful Software Monetization and Distribution Solutions. “CodeFuel has far and away the best platform, technology, and reporting.

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Robotic futures: Telepresence your way into work

'Telepresence' is fast gaining traction in the workplace as videoconferencing and other technological tools become ever more sophisticated. Today users can remotely control tablets on robotic wheels around their environment. But Massachusetts-based iRobot has now taken the idea one step further - with a five-foot high semi-autonomous robot able to map its surroundings and drive itself from one part of a building to another. From Boston, Richard Taylor was given a walkthrough of the droid with Chief Technology Officer Paulo Pirjanian - who was three thousand miles away on the West Coast. Pearltrees: Curation Tool Drops Flash And User Interface For Pintrest-like Format -SVW.

Posted by Tom Foremski - May 23, 2014 Pearltrees (a former consulting client) this week introduced the 2.0 version of its popular web page curation tool built completely with HTML 5.0 and with a completely different user interface and metaphor.

Pearltrees: Curation Tool Drops Flash And User Interface For Pintrest-like Format -SVW

The tool now represents web pages as a series of rectangles in a "dynamic grid" allowing users to quickly organize and share their web collections. The prior interface was based on circles, or "pearls" connected in a molecular pattern to other "pearls. " Alright TV. Virtual Church. AppStream. About. Trovi is an enhanced online search experience used by millions of people worldwide.

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Fast, simple, and easy to use, Trovi offers the best search results from across the web. Trovi’s strategic partnerships with Google, Yahoo! , and Bing mean you can find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Publishers – Leading software monetization and traffic for software and website publishers from CodeFuel. To make money in the new software economy, businesses need fast, flexible, and data-driven solutions. That's why CodeFuel has been so successful at increasing revenue and traffic for such a wide range of clients – from software publishers and content owners to affiliates, distributors, and portals. We've Got the Right Solution for You SearchFuel. Official Windows 8.1 And Windows Phone 8.1 Walkthrough Videos Released. It was just yesterday that Microsoft revealed additional details about their upcoming software updates for the computer and the mobile phone in the form of Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

Both updates sound extremely promising and to a certain extent pretty exciting as well. However for those who might have missed out on the live stream or the coverage yesterday, Microsoft has since released a slew of official videos in which they take us through the new features and changes that the Redmond company will be making to the desktop and to mobile, with Microsoft’s very own Joe Belfiore taking us through it all.

The videos include a quick introduction to the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 update, followed by more detailed videos and walkthroughs of some of the features that Microsoft will be introducing in them. PicMonkey: Free Online Photo Editing. And PicMonkey. Thank you for your interest in the PicMonkey affiliate program. PicMonkey) is an online photo editor that says Booyah! To whatever your creative heart desires: basic editing all the way to advanced stuff like cloning, touch up and eye-gasmic effects. We connect with a beloved community of tens of millions of photo enthusiasts and professionals, small business owners, educators, crafters, lifestyle dynamos, and bloggers.

Vortex: Days of Prophecy. Roxrite 2012 - I'm Coming Home. Robotic futures: Telepresence your way into work. Zach Sobiech: Finding Peace Through Music. Home » Zach's Story: Finding peace through music With heavy hearts, we are saddened to share that Zach Sobiech passed away this morning. Zach was at home and at peace with those he loved most. Zach’s life ended just as he lived, embraced by the love of his family, friends, grace and music. Cancer may have taken Zach too soon, but he leaves a lasting legacy that most of us will never achieve.

His message of love and hope delivered through infectious lyrics and memorable tunes have imprinted on the minds and hearts of millions around the world. Zach Sobiech. My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech. Why That Video Went Viral. There it was, virtual gold: a video of a firefighter resuscitating a kitten trapped in a smoky home. Neetzan Zimmerman, then an editor at Gawker, a news and gossip site, knew it was destined for viral magic. But before he could publish a post about it, his editor made a request. Mr. Zimmerman was to include the epilogue omitted by most every other outlet: The kitten died of smoke inhalation soon after being saved. The Problem With Online Ratings. Open Participation vs. Expert Groups: Biases and filters - The Collective Intelligence Blog.

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