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Twitch seeks transparency for promotional broadcasts

Twitch will begin instituting new policies that clearly label sponsored broadcasts on its channels, the video streaming platform announced on its blog. "We want complete transparency and unwavering authenticity with all content and promotions that have a sponsor relationship," Twitch wrote. Copy...

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Amazon completes Twitch acquisition

Since Amazon Prime's two-day delivery apparently doesn't apply to business acquisitions, Amazon's acquisition of streaming service Twitch, which was announced on August 25, has only just been finalized. A filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has confirmed the $970...

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PSA: Twitch chat links are phishing for Steam logins

Some Twitch users are experiencing a number of phishing attempts within the video game broadcast service's chat windows. Twitch's support team on Twitter advised that viewers avoid clicking the "csgoprize" link that may appear in stream chats, as it is "a phishing attempt to install malware and...

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Twitch CEO: In-game music muting 'a mistake,' appeals feature added

Video game streaming service Twitch has modified many of its recent controversial policy changes in response to user feedback, announcing that streamers will now be able to appeal muted content-matched audio in archived videos. Earlier this week, Twitch introduced a Content ID-like auto-muting...

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Twitch deleting past broadcasts, muting third-party audio

In-line with the reported Google acquisition, game streaming service Twitch is changing its rules to be more... YouTubey. The change that many shirtless, death-metal Hearthstone streamers will run afoul of is the newly implemented tech that'll mute archived videos that contain "unauthorized...

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Justin.tv shuts down as Twitch goes all-in on video game broadcasting

Twitch shut down Justin.tv this week, putting an end to the streaming platform's seven-year run, as the company is now focusing its resources on Twitch. Videos on Justin.tv are no longer available to view, and those with active premium pro accounts should receive an email about getting refunded....

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Report: Google deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion is so on

Google has acquired Twitch for $1 billion, Venture Beat reports, citing people "familiar with the matter." This follows a report in May that Google (via YouTube) was in talks to acquire Twitch. Twitch offered no comment on the new claim. Venture Beat notes that details are scarce on the deal and...

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Twitch tuned in 12 million viewers during E3 week

Twitch enjoyed some outstanding viewership numbers during last week's E3, setting sitewide viewership records thanks to the press conference streams by Microsoft, PlayStation, EA and Ubisoft. According to the company, it had 12 million unique viewers during the four days of E3, with 5.9 million...

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Nintendo doesn't view pure gameplay livestreams as fun

The gaming-dominated Twitch.tv might be the most popular livestreaming site in the world, but the Wii U remains without support for the service that helps PS4, PC and Xbox One players broadcast their games. Rather than the absence stemming from a shoddy relationship or tech-related issues,...

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Twitch schedules its E3 broadcasts

Video game streaming platform Twitch signed a three-year deal in March to be the official streaming partner of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). While we'll have wall-to-wall coverage of next week's avalanche of announcements and other gaming goodies, those looking to watch live broadcasts of...

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