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buy Google - Buying Twitch Gets Google More Than Video Game Spectators

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Buying Twitch Gets Google More Than Video Game Spectators

businessweek.com2014-07-25 18:42:30Cache

Google (GOOG) appears to have reached an agreement to buy Twitch, a company whose main business is live-streaming videos of people playing video games. A pending deal was first reported by Variety in May, and now VentureBeat says an arrangement has been finalized and will be worth more than $1 billion. If such a deal goes through, it would be a massive validation for the burgeoning industry of watching other people play games.

Buying Twitch Gets Google More Than Video Game Spectators

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Buying Twitch Gets Google More Than Video Game Spectators

businessweek.com2014-07-25 18:42:30Cache

Google (GOOG) appears to have reached an agreement to buy Twitch, a company whose main business is live-streaming videos of people playing video games. A pending deal was first reported by Variety in May, and now VentureBeat says an arrangement has been finalized and will be worth more than $1 billion. If such a deal goes through, it would be a massive validation for the burgeoning industry of watching other people play games.

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

pocket-lint.com2014-07-25 16:23:31Cache

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 since the launches of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next generation consoles.

Is Alibaba Or SoftBank About To Buy Yahoo?

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Is Alibaba Or SoftBank About To Buy Yahoo?

forbes.com2014-07-23 19:12:03Cache

[Disclosure: Author was long YHOO at time of writing.] A couple of days ago here on Forbes, I made the case for how, at current levels, Yahoo Yahoo was a compelling buyout target for either Apple Apple, Facebook, Microsoft Microsoft, or even Google Google. At the current valuation, any of those companies could buy Yahoo and get the current core business for negative $4 billion. If they paid a premium, they would only get that core business for free.

\'My shape has changed\': New mum Rochelle Humes talks to HELLO! Online

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'My shape has changed': New mum Rochelle Humes talks to HELLO! Online

hellomagazine.com2014-07-22 15:06:55Cache

22 JULY 2014 The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes often appears on best-dressed lists with her stylish ensembles, and the wife of Marvin Humes has now upped her fashion credentials even further with her very own collection for Very.co.uk.

To Help Boost Growth, Should Microsoft Sell Nokia to Lenovo?

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To Help Boost Growth, Should Microsoft Sell Nokia to Lenovo?

forbes.com2014-07-19 08:30:04Cache

Since I estimated on July 7 that Microsoft Microsoft – in which I have no financial interest — would fire 12,500 people, I was not surprised about its announcement on July 17. But the 18,000 was about 50% more than I had expected. Firing people does not make a company an interesting investment — growing faster than its markets, however, can be a great reason to buy a company’s stock.

Magid: Tech companies race for advantage in \'smart\' home market

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Magid: Tech companies race for advantage in 'smart' home market

mercurynews.com2014-07-19 02:11:55Cache

Samsung, according to TechCrunch, is in talks to buy home automation company SmartThings for $200 million. As of my deadline, the deal hadn't been confirmed, but if it goes through, it would put the giant Korean electronics company in direct competition with Apple and Google.But even if this deal doesn't pan out, you can be sure that Samsung -- along with just about every other consumer electronics company -- will be entering this market.

Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac and Windows

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Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac and Windows

businessinsider.com2014-07-19 00:41:28Cache

APGoogle Chromebook When David Andrade became the CIO for the Bridgeport Public Schools District in Connecticut last year, he knew he was in for a big challenge.  Only a few old desktop PCs were located in the district’s public schools, and his limited budget made it difficult to place a big order for new computers.

Google Wallet App Now Stores Gift Card Balances for Purchases

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Google Wallet App Now Stores Gift Card Balances for Purchases

usweekly.com2014-07-17 21:18:38Cache

Google Wallet App Now Stores Gift Card Balances for PurchasesAdded: 17.07.2014 19:34 | 0 views | 0 commentsSource: mashable.comThe new Google Wallet feature is accepted by AMC Theatres, Best Buy, Sephora, Whole Foods and more. You can also use the app to request money from friends.More in www.eweek.

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

pocket-lint.com2014-07-14 22:36:46Cache

Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed. Microsoft mentioned several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference today. Some of them are available now, and some are months away from release, but all of them cost less than $250 each, according to The Verge. Kevin Turner, the Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, has announced a $199 Windows laptop from HP.

Can innovation transform the public sector?

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Many parts of the private sector are being changed dramatically by digital technology. If you want to buy a house you can now visit a range of properties on line and see their floor plans and their inside and outside appearance from your home computer. If you want to buy any good or service you can google it and see a list of competing offers, usually with prices. You can order on line from your armchair.