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Google seals deal to buy Twitch, report says

Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion. Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley Read More →

New consoles help spark game sales

Mired in a six-year-long slump, the traditional video game industry is making a modest comeback this year. Through the first half of 2014, physical sales of video game products in the United States are actually up on an annual basis, thanks Read More →

Quoted: Positive cash flow for YouTube’s PewDiePie, but what about ‘positive development’?

"I think there are things in society that can be seen as contributing to a positive development. PewDiePie isn't one of them." — Jens Orjeheim, 44, father of an 11-year-old boy who is a fan of Internet sensation PewDiePie. Read More →

Quoted: Oculus Rift’s low price, low expectations

"I'm hopeful we're not going to be losing money on (the hardware), but I think everybody agrees that if we can do it at cost that would be great for everybody." -- Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, in an interview Read More →

Facebook’s Oculus deal dismays some VR fans

Some early supporters of the virtual-reality gaming company Oculus VR didn't like Tuesday’s news that the Irvine startup is being acquired by Facebook for more than $2 billion in cash and stock. “Not happy about this at all,” was a typical Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC

Palo Alto’s SoftTech VC is hardly your typical venture capital firm. Its founder, Jeff Clavier, is French. The firm helped pioneer the “micro VC” trend, bridging the gap Read More →
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