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Tsū. 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. The impending acquisition comes after longtime Google ad exec Susan Wojcicki was named CEO of YouTube earlier this year. Reps for YouTube and Twitch declined to comment.

SEE ALSO: Why Google Wants to Hitch Twitch and YouTube San Francisco-based Twitch lets users upload and watch free, live gameplay videos that can be streamed from Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 consoles, and also sells a $9 monthly ad-free subscription and subscriptions to individual channels for about $5 per month. YouTube is preparing for U.S. regulators to challenge the Twitch deal, according to sources.

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). 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. 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. The Monsanto Protection Act allows Monsanto to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the US. The government has no power whatsoever to stop Monsanto and other biotechnology corporations from planting and harvesting.

Programming. 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

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Powerful Software Monetization and Distribution Solutions

No other vendor makes monetization so easy.” Bill Dettering, CEOApplian Technologies “CodeFuel is definitely the forerunner of the download space in terms of knowledge, technology, and reputation.” Robotic futures: Telepresence your way into work. When you can not get to a meeting or inspect a warehouse in person, the next best thing is to transport yourself there remotely.

Robotic futures: Telepresence your way into work

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. Alright TV. Virtual Church. AppStream. About. 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.

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Official Windows 8.1 And Windows Phone 8.1 Walkthrough Videos Released

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.

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During the training workshops I give, the participants often ask me the following question: what are the advantages and disadvantages of the open participatory models vs. expert groups? This issue appears at almost every debate on collective intelligence. I could use Manichaean way of saying it: “collective intelligence ALWAYS works better than the experts“, but it is not true.

There are circumstances that give advantage to one option over the other, and even though both of them have their drawbacks.

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