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  • Twitter, YouTube try to stamp out images of journalist's beheading

    Twitter has been suspending the accounts of some users who share images and videos that show the beheading of journalist James Foley by the militant group Islamic State. The move to delete the tweets and temporarily suspend the posters has generated a...
  • YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition

    YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition
    YouTube wants more small businesses to purchase advertising on its website, and that's why this week it acquired Directr, a Boston start-up.  Directr's technology makes it simple for businesses to create videos, which can be used as YouTube...
  • YouTube's biggest stars are cashing in offline

    YouTube's biggest stars are cashing in offline
    Before the makeup line, the book deal and the product endorsements, Michelle Phan was just another girl trying to make it big on YouTube. She rose to fame with her viral video tutorials, sharing makeup tips and emulating looks inspired by Lady Gaga,...
  • Mom arrested after son participates in 'Fire Challenge'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. � A woman has been arrested after allowing her son to participate in the "Fire Challenge," where participants set themselves ablaze then post videos on YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites. Janie Lachelle Talley, 41,...
  • New Breed of Online Stars Rewrite the Rules of Fame

    He may be huge on YouTube, but few in Hollywood know who Shane Dawson is. Not yet, anyway. The 26-year-old is best known to 12 million-plus subscribers across three different YouTube channels, but he's about to make a name for himself in film and TV,...
  • Why Google Won't Buy Time Warner -- And Shouldn't

    Google can swoop in and buy Time Warner, but why bother? The tech giant is doing just fine, thank you very much. With $61.2 billion in cash and a market cap of $397.62 billion, it could blow 21st Century Fox out of the water if it were to enter what is...
  • After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The $970 million in cash Amazon is paying to purchase Twitch isn't just good news for the founders of the company that live-streams people playing videogames. Another player that's quietly operated in the wings, Ustream,...
  • It's Official: Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970 Million

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Months after multiple reports suggesting Google was closing in on a deal to acquire Twitch, Amazon has snuck in to steal away the burgeoning streaming service dedicated to watching videogamers play, the companies announced...
  • Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million
    Sorry, YouTube. Amazon.com is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant said Monday afternoon that it had agreed to pay $970 million in cash to acquire Twitch, a San Francisco start-...
  • Censoring the Islamic State on Twitter is useless

    Censoring the Islamic State on Twitter is useless
    When a powerful denial-of-service attack brought down Sony's PlayStation Network on Sunday, a group that claimed responsibility said it had acted on behalf of the Islamic State, the rapidly growing terrorist organization in the Middle East. Even if the...
  • Amazon gains valuable entertainment asset with purchase of Twitch

    Amazon.com is already a go-to destination for shoppers, bookworms, and music and movie fans. Now it'll also be the virtual home for millions of hard-core video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant announced Monday that it had agreed to buy Twitch...