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

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Drake and Ninja just broke a Twitch world record playing Fortnite - CNET

CNETDrake and Ninja just broke a Twitch world record playing FortniteCNETUm, Drake is on Twitch. Playing Fortnite. And the resulting social media hype has resulted in Drake (and popular Twitch streamer "Ninja") breaking the all-time concurrent viewers record on Twitch. Some background for the uninitiated. Drake is the world ...Drake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debutPolygonDrake plays Fornite, breaks Twitch streaming record with 600K concurrent viewersGeekWireDrake & Ninja Break All Sorts of Twitch Streaming RecordsHeavy.comTwinfinite -Touch Arcade -FanSided -App Triggerall 21 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

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

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Drake Casually Drops In To Play Sandbox Shooter Fortnite On Twitch & Gamers Everywhere Lose It!

You'll probably never play video games with Drake — but you can WATCH him play videos games with someone else! That's just as fun, right? On Wednesday night, live streaming platform Twitch broke its record for most-viewed stream by a single player when gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins put together an all-star group to play the popular [...] You'll probably never play video games with Drake -- but you can WATCH him play videos games with someone else! That's just as fun, right? On Wednesday night, live streaming platform Twitch broke its record for most-viewed stream by a single player when gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins put together an all-star group to play the popular game Fortnite. Not only was the pro-gamer joined by NFL rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster and rapper Travis Scott, but Drizzy himself (under the name TheBoyDuddus) dropped in for a few matches of the sandbox shooter and some light chit-chat! Video: Jimmy Kimmel Spoofs God's Plan On A $100 Budget! Before all four assembled for some team action, Ninja played a few "pretty lit" matches just with Drake -- where the duo chatted about pizza toppings, how the rapper has been watching Ninja on YouTube in between recording his next album, and the future development of the game. After Drake signed in, the stream started trending on Twitter and hit 630,000 concurrent viewers, obliterating the previous record of 388,000 viewers for a single-player stream. Ch-ch-check out the clips (below) for the team game action and Drake and Ninja's exclusive play time. Watch Squads with Drake, Travis and JuJu you heard me. | @Ninja on Twitter and Instagram from Ninja on www.twitch.tv Are celebrities on Twitch part of god's plan? More likely Amazon's. Ha! [Image via Instagram/YouTube.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMar 15th, 2018

Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd - BBC News

BBC NewsFortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowdBBC NewsA team-up between rapper Drake and top Fortnite player Ninja has broken the record for the most people watching an individual's Twitch stream. More than 600,000 people tuned in to watch the pair play the survival co-op shooting game on the streaming ...Ninja Breaks Twitch Record Playing Fortnite with Drake, Travis Scott, and OthersGame RantDrake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debutPolygonDrake Is Playing Fortnite Right Now And The Stream Set A New Twitch RecordGameSpotFanSided -CNET -UPROXX -GeekWireall 56 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

Drake Is Playing Fortnite Right Now And The Stream Set A New Twitch Record - GameSpot

GameSpotDrake Is Playing Fortnite Right Now And The Stream Set A New Twitch RecordGameSpotFortnite has well and truly become a phenomenon. The latest example? Hugely popular singer Drake is playing the game right now with popular streamer Ninja. They're playing Duos right now, and you can check out the stream through the Twitch embed below ...Drake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debutPolygonDrake plays Fortnite, breaks Twitch streaming record with 600K concurrent viewersGeekWireDrake and Ninja just broke a Twitch world record playing FortniteCNETFanSided -Twinfinite -Engadget -UPROXXall 41 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

Twitch Hooks Into YouTube for Live Broadcast Alerts

Internet videogame-broadcasting company Twitch announced a new partnership with YouTube, under which the Google-owned site will issue alerts when Twitch users begin streaming videos. The Twitch Live Annotations feature generates a promotional alert th.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 21st, 2017

Google Seals Deal to Buy Twitch for $1 Billion: Report

Google has finally clinched a deal to buy videogame-broadcasting company Twitch for $1 billion, VentureBeat reported, citing anonymous sources. Variety first reported in May that Google had reached a preliminary pact to acquire Twitch for $1 billion in .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 26th, 2017

"Suicide Is Not A Joke": YouTube FINALLY Releases Statement On Logan Paul Controversy!

Well, this took a while. Logan Paul received nearly universal condemnation for his video in Japan's Suicide Forest — which contained footage of an apparent suicide victim. We say "nearly" because YouTube itself was remarkably silent on the matter. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging Now, over a week later, the video platform has [...] Well, this took a while. Logan Paul received nearly universal condemnation for his video in Japan's Suicide Forest -- which contained footage of an apparent suicide victim. We say "nearly" because YouTube itself was remarkably silent on the matter. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging Now, over a week later, the video platform has finally released an open letter addressing the controversy in some detail. See their full statement (below): An open letter to our community: Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what's going on. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: "That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness." — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 At least they acknowledged their tardiness. What do YOU think of YouTube's response? Patient... or too little, too late?? [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 9th, 2018

Over 400000 Have People Tuned In To Watch Drake Play Fortnite, Breaking Twitch's Record - Kotaku

KotakuOver 400000 Have People Tuned In To Watch Drake Play Fortnite, Breaking Twitch's RecordKotakuAfter some initial communications issues, and some adorable fan freakout from Ninja's wife, viewers were able to tune in to see Ninja playing while Drake was on voice comms via Discord (the pair were separated by platforms, with Ninja on PC and Drake ...Drake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debutPolygonDrake plays Fortnite, breaks Twitch streaming record with 600K concurrent viewersGeekWireDrake Is Playing Fortnite Right Now And The Stream Set A New Twitch RecordGameSpotCNET -UPROXX -Touch Arcade -Twinfiniteall 32 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

Twitch to Launch Game-Streamer Competition Show With $60,000 Grand Prize

Twitch will tap up to 14 video-game broadcasters to vie for a $60,000 jackpot in new competition show “Stream On.” The Amazon-owned streaming platform will premiere “Stream On” in March 2018 at twitch.tv/twitch, its hub for original programming. Slated to run for 11 weeks, the show is designed to raise the profile of up-and-coming Twitch […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyDec 19th, 2017

Why Google Wants to Hitch Twitch and YouTube

Google is poised to get its mitts on Twitch. But the billion-dollar acquisition isn’t just about live-streaming videogame play, as robust as Twitch’s large and fast-growing audience is. In the long run, the deal would pave the way for YouTub.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 9th, 2017

YouTube Adds Low-Latency Streaming to YouTube Live to Better Compete With Twitch

YouTube introduced some tweaks to its live streaming service Monday morning that are designed to make it easier to use the service for esports live streams — which happens to be the bread and butter of Amazon-owned Twitch. Most importantly, YouTube introduced a new “ultra-low-latency” streaming mode that should take care of those long delays... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 5th, 2017

Fortnite: Drake and Ninja Set a Twitch Record of Most Viewers - SegmentNext

SegmentNextFortnite: Drake and Ninja Set a Twitch Record of Most ViewersSegmentNextFortnite Streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is the one who last night broke and set a new Twitch record of most views on a stream which was more than 500,000 views at night. Ninja is the most popular streamer on the Twitch platform having over 3 million ...Fortnite for mobile is already the top iOS game and it's not even really out yetFanSidedFortnite Twitch Player Ninja And Drake Break RecordSirus Gamingall 18 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 16th, 2018

Drake Helps Crushes Twitch Viewer Record During Epic Fortnite Session with Ninja - Billboard

BillboardDrake Helps Crushes Twitch Viewer Record During Epic Fortnite Session with NinjaBillboardDrake loves watching people play the online survival game Fortnite. Specifically, he's obsessed with Tyler "Ninja" Blevis, 26, a Twitch streamer whose profile has blown up over the past month as hundreds of thousands have tuned in to watch him every ...Drake drops in to play Fortnite on Twitch and breaks the record for most-viewed streamThe VergeDrake Played Fortnite With Travis Scott & Pro-Gamer Ninja & Fans Literally Could Not Stop WatchingHollywood LifeDrake And Ninja Make Twitch History With A Star-Studded 'Fortnite Battle Royale' SessionForbesCNET -FanSided -EW.com (blog) -Engadgetall 97 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

Facebook Owes Kylie Jenner About $16 Billion For Her Snapchat Shade!!!

OK, so Facebook doesn't *legally* owe Kylie Jenner $16 billion for her shade of Snapchat this week, but if you do the math from the day she made her comments about Snap's new app update, the money is staggering!!! It's not just that Snapchat lost about $1.3 billion in the couple days after Kylie's criticism of [...] OK, so Facebook doesn't *legally* owe Kylie Jenner $16 billion for her shade of Snapchat this week, but if you do the math from the day she made her comments about Snap's new app update, the money is staggering!!! It's not just that Snapchat lost about $1.3 billion in the couple days after Kylie's criticism of the app... it's also that in that same time frame, Facebook -- and its subsidiary, Instagram, which has a stories feature that competes directly with Snapchat -- gained $16 billion! Whoa!!! Related: Khloé Kardashian Gushes About Stormi's Momma! Here's the math, per TMZ -- on the day Kylie tweeted about Snapchat, Snap Inc.'s market value was $22.78 billion. Just two days later, it was down to $21.41 billion. Oops!!! And Facebook surged at the same time, opening at $516.83 billion at the time of Kylie's tweet and sitting at an incredible $532.86 billion two days later. Yep... that's a $16 billion surge!!! And the other shoe has dropped on Kylie's Snapchat tweet! Couple points here: Kylie, more so than most celebs and influencers, is REALLY influential on social media and also about the business of social media. This is wild! Also... shoulda bought some Facebook stock. LOLz!!! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 24th, 2018

Vin Diesel Is Forbes" Top Grossing Actor Of 2017! See The Full List!

It's been a bang up year for Vin Diesel! Forbes just named the action star the top grossing actor of 2017, listing his salary as $1.6 billion. Diesel's high-octane earnings were largely due to being the face of the Fast and the Furious franchise — the latest entry of which, Fate of the Furious, topped $1.2 billion [...] It's been a bang up year for Vin Diesel! Forbes just named the action star the top grossing actor of 2017, listing his salary as $1.6 billion. Diesel's high-octane earnings were largely due to being the face of the Fast and the Furious franchise -- the latest entry of which, Fate of the Furious, topped $1.2 billion at the international box office. Related: Jason Kennedy's Wife SLAMS Catt Sadler Over E! Pay Drama! The film also towed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the no. 2 spot on the list, with a salary of $1.5 billion. Now we know why the franchise leads weren't in any hurry to crank out the next Fast film like their broke costar Tyrese Gibson! Last year's top earner Scarlett Johansson didn't place at all, but quite a few kick ass ladies -- including Gal Gadot and Emma Watson -- earned just a few mil shy of 2017's top earners. See the full list, which is calculated by adding up 2017 global ticket sales of major films as of Dec. 26, 2017 (animated movies not included), below: 1. Vin Diesel ($1.6 billion) 2. Dwayne Johnson ($1.5 billion) 3. Gal Gadot ($1.4 billion) 4. Emma Watson ($1.3 billion) 5. Johnny Depp ($1.1 billion) 6. Daisy Ridley ($1.08 billion) 7. Tom Holland ($888 million) 8. Chris Pratt ($864 million) 9. Chris Hemsworth ($845 million) 10. John Boyega ($815 million) [Image via JLN Photography/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 29th, 2017

Drake Confirms He's A Real Gamer When He Joins Twitch For A Record-Breaking Livestream - UPROXX

UPROXXDrake Confirms He's A Real Gamer When He Joins Twitch For A Record-Breaking LivestreamUPROXXDrake, noted fan of Starbucks and spicy whiskey and practically every good sports team in existence, is also a confirmed gaming fanboy. The Toronto superstar basically burnt Rap Twitter to a crisp when he tweeted that he was going to livestream a match ...Drake plays Fortnite, breaks Twitch streaming record with 600K concurrent viewersGeekWireDrake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debutPolygonTwitter darn near lost its mind over Drake, Ninja, JuJu Smith-Schuster streaming Fortnite togetherFanSidedCNET -Twinfinite -Engadget -Touch Arcadeall 37 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 15th, 2018

Twitch Shuts Down Justin.tv Live-Streaming Video Site

Twitch, the videogame-streaming service that Google is in the process of acquiring for $1 billion, has pulled the plug on Justin.tv. Justin.tv, a website designed for users to “lifecast” themselves with online video, was launched in 2007. After vide.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 7th, 2017

Twitch Locks Up NBA 2K League Exclusive Live-Streaming Esports Rights

A lineup of nearly 200 games in the NBA’s fledgling hoops esports league this year is coming to Twitch. The NBA 2K League announced a multiyear pact with Twitch that includes live broadcast rights to all games. Under the terms of the pact, Amazon-owned Twitch has exclusive live rights to the NBA 2K League’s inaugural […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 18th, 2018

Twitch Lays Off Two Dozen Employees, But Plans to Boost Headcount 30% in 2018

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game broadcasting service, has laid off around 25 employees to make “adjustments” in its content and marketing teams. A Twitch rep confirmed the company made cutbacks but declined to specify how many employees were laid off. The layoffs, which occurred Thursday, were first reported by Polygon. However, Twitch has “an aggressive […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 30th, 2018