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Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says:, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. In …

Read More Shuts Down After Seven Years

There was a time when was one of the biggest sites in streaming video, but that time has passed, and the site is now shutting down. It did, however, spawn Twitch, which lives on. In a post on the company blog, says: pioneered live video on the Internet and spawned one of the largest video platforms ever: …

Read More Broadcasting Comes to iPhone

At the beginning of the month, launched its Android app for live streaming. Today, it has updated its iPhone app with similar functionality. iPhone 4 and 3GSs users can broadcast live video from the app over 3G or WiFi.

"We have already seen a 20% increase in daily broadcasters due to new people using Android to broadcast live,"  says Caleb at

Read More Broadcasting Comes to Android has a new Android app for broadcasting live video. This competes with services like UStream and Qik. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you simply watch content like the iPhone app does. Perhaps that will come later. This is the first Android app has offered.

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