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Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million

Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million

By 23 October 2014

Amazon has reported third-quarter earnings, and it's clear the company hasn't been doing well. The company posted a net loss of $437 million, or 95 cents a share, and revenue of $20.58 billion, meaning it just barely missed expectations of $20.84 billion... >>

Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

By 27 August 2014

Amazon announced yesterday that it bought Twitch. This has clearly rubbed some people the wrong way as the site has been hit by a denial of service attack. Amazon announced its purchase of the gaming video streaming service for almost £600 million. Now... >>

Why on Earth does Amazon want Twitch?

Why on Earth does Amazon want Twitch?

By 26 August 2014

Almost exactly a month ago, we here at Pocket-lint published our thoughts on why Google might want to acquire videogaming community service Twitch, presuming that the deal was as good as done. However, not only has Google not bought Twitch (although... >>

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

By 25 August 2014

Amazon is apparently about to acquire Twitch out from under Google's nose. Update: Amazon has bought Twitch for $970 million (£585 million). In a statement, Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, said: “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently,... >>

5 possible reasons why Google wants to buy Twitch and they might not be what you expect

5 possible reasons why Google wants to buy Twitch and they might not be what you expect

By 25 July 2014

It has been reported that Google has set its sights on live game streaming sensation Twitch as its next major acquisition and it must be said that it doesn't come as that much of a surprise to us. Twitch has risen in popularity rapidly and even more so... >>

Google in talks to buy Twitch live-streaming video service for $1 billion

Google in talks to buy Twitch live-streaming video service for $1 billion

By 24 July 2014

Google is about to announce it will buy Twitch for $1 billion, if the latest rumours are true. According to Venture Beat, which cited unnamed sources, Google has already signed a deal with live-streaming video platform Twitch, though Google hasn't officially... >>

Google's YouTube may be about to finalise deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion

Google's YouTube may be about to finalise deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion

By 19 May 2014

The mighty Google's YouTube will soon own Twitch, the gaming video stream, after finalising a $1 billion buyout. The news comes from Variety who says sources close to the deal report it's near to a close. There's no official word on the sale yet but it's... >>

Guess how many hours a day Xbox One users spend behind their controllers?

Guess how many hours a day Xbox One users spend behind their controllers?

By 1 April 2014

The Xbox Live team have revealed some very interesting numbers that might alleviate your console-gaming guilt. If you felt bad grabbing an hour or two on your machine don't fret, the average Xbox One user is at it for five hours. This being an average... >>

Twitch expands live broadcasting to mobile devices with Gameloft's Asphalt 8 iOS app

Twitch expands live broadcasting to mobile devices with Gameloft's Asphalt 8 iOS app

By 17 March 2014

Twitch Interactive has announced that an iOS app by developer Gameloft, called Asphalt 8: Airborne, will feature built-in support for Twitch's three-year-old platform, making it the first title that allows gamers to live-stream broadcast as they play... >>

Gamer first to hit 1 million Gamerscore on Xbox Live, record broken with Xbox One Titanfall

Gamer first to hit 1 million Gamerscore on Xbox Live, record broken with Xbox One Titanfall

By 13 March 2014

Raymond Cox, or Stallion83 as he is otherwise known on Xbox Live, has just broken the one million point mark for his Gamerscore. This will be, when proven legitimate, a new World Record. Nobody has ever been able to hit such a high score before - largely... >>