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NTWRK moves into live IRL events

NTWRK moves into live IRL events NTWRK, is a fascinating experiment in live video shopping for the iPhone set. It’s been described as a blend of QVC and Twitter and Twitch and they just got a new slice of money from investors like Drake and Live Nation to expand into physical events. […]

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Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s B tech-free investment Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. […]

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Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for $25M to bolster its esports efforts

Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for M to bolster its esports efforts While Facebook makes a bold move into cryptocurrency to capitalise on its multi-billion user base, a social network that was once a credible competitor to it has quietly been snapped up by a subsidiary of Amazon. TechCrunch has […]

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Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor It’s not so obvious that this VC firm is focused on impact With these numbers, it’s no surprise SoftBank is […]

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Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals. What gets ignored is the entire base of amateurs wanting to compete in esports below the professional tier. This is like talking about the NBA and […]

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Pro gamer Tfue files lawsuit against esports org over ‘grossly oppressive’ contract

Pro gamer Tfue files lawsuit against esports org over ‘grossly oppressive’ contract Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, one of the world’s premier streamers and esports pros, has filed a lawsuit against esports organization Faze Clan over a ‘grossly oppressive, onerous and one-sided’ contract, according to THR. The complaint alleges that Faze Clan’s Gamer Agreement […]

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Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered

Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered Twitch today announced the launch of a new feature called “Squad Stream,” which offers a way for up to four creators to go live and stream together within one window. The feature will allow creators to grow their communities by […]

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In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation

In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation of Facebook’s app. The goal with the […]

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Camelot lets Twitch and YouTube audiences pay for what they want to see

Camelot lets Twitch and YouTube audiences pay for what they want to see As the streaming world continues to grow, startups are looking to take advantage of the opportunity and grab a slice of the pie, and indeed create new revenue models around it entirely.  Camelot, a YC-backed startup, is one such […]

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On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises $8 million

On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises million Lightstream, a Chicago-based company which develops tools to augment livestreams, has raised $8 million in new funding as it looks to add monitoring, management, and monetization services to its suite of editing technologies. Last year, the company inked a […]

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