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Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire (VentureBeat)

Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter.

We don’t know…

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Console and PC game markets doomed to shrink, analyst firm predicts (VentureBeat)

So much for the enthusiasm around next-generation game machines.

Console and PC game revenues are expected to…

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Amazon launches ebook subscription service: half a million books, $10 per month

After pulling the trigger a little early, Amazon today formally announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited, an ebook and audiobook subscription service which costs $10 per month. 58 more words


AWS customers can now use Nginx for media streaming

Now sites and applications using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) can use Nginx’s streaming media server as a video streaming solution. A module extension to Nginx’s web server product, Nginx streaming supports “all common video formats” — from MP4 and FLV to Apple HLS and Adobe HDS — and can adjust the quality of a video on the fly based on the speed of a connection. 7 more words