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Five Things Which You Didn’t Know About Twitch, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Recent Acquisition

Five Things Which You Didn’t Know About Twitch, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Recent Acquisition

Analysis, Finance, Internet 08/27 at 8:00 am

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced on Monday that it had acquired Twitch for $970 million. What is it about the video game streaming platform that had major companies like Amazon and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) vying for its hand? Twitch is an exponentially growing video game live streaming website The operative word here is ‘exponentially growing’. Twitch currently has over one millionRead More

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Has More Users To Playwith As Whatsapp User Base Touches 600 Million

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Has More Users To Playwith As Whatsapp User Base Touches 600 Million

Finance, Internet, Popular 08/26 at 7:21 am

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is one happy customer as his recent costly conquest, Whatsapp, has reached a monthly active user base of 600 million users. Chief Executive Officer and founder of Whatsapp, Jan Koum, tweeted about the news of the milestone on Sunday. Whatsapp’s growth has been phenomenal this year after the news of the FacebookRead More

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Beats Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) In Race For Video Streaming Website Twitch

Finance, Internet, Retail 08/26 at 7:18 am

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced on Monday that it had acquired the live streaming gaming website Twitch for $970 million in cash. The deal is one of the costliest for the online retailer and is expected to be closed by the end of this year. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos commented that his company and Twitch are identical in their tendency toRead More

Victory For BlackBerry Ltd and headache for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) (NASDAQ:BBRY)

Victory For BlackBerry Ltd and headache for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) (NASDAQ:BBRY)

Analysis, Finance, Mobile 08/25 at 10:00 am

A United States Court ruled in favor of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) last Saturday in its patent infringement lawsuit over Typo’s keyboards. A preliminary injunction against the sale of Typo’s Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone keyboards was granted in March this year after BlackBerry filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court of the Northern District of California claiming that theRead More

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) All Set To Get Into Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Territory

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) All Set To Get Into Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Territory

Finance, Internet 08/25 at 8:14 am

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is reportedly developing a Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) AdWords like advertising software. Amazon has already tested the waters with a small ad business on other websites and is making plans to expand the model by employing newer and better ads. While Google is clearly the current market leader in the advertising world, such software from Amazon could giveRead More

“The Goldfinch” Helps Hachette Defy Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Attack

“The Goldfinch” Helps Hachette Defy Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Attack

Finance 08/25 at 8:06 am

With no end in sight for Hachette’s long drawn out pricing battle with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Donna Tartt’s ‘The Goldfinch’ might be the silver lining in dark cloud looming over the publisher. Trouble has been brewing in the book world since this May as Amazon and Hachette could not agree how to split the revenues from sales of ebooks. ThoughRead More

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