Karim Chaanine

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eSports Is a Losing Game for Old Media

The 1970s sci-fi movie "Rollerball" imagined a distant future -- 2018, to be precise -- in which athletes compete in a brutal team game that ends in …

Why esports commentary is so difficult

The job of a sports commentator is to help viewers understand the “why” of what is happening on the field. The reasons behind that 40-yard …

eSports live streaming could be coming to Facebook

It has been quite some time since we’ve heard any substantial news from Activision Blizzard regarding their takeover of MLG.tv. The famed publisher …

Colin Cowherd is considering investing in eSports

You all remember Colin Cowherd? The famed North American Radio host who bashed eSports in 2015 after he was forced to cover Heroes of the Dorm? Well, …

Life is tough on the Counter-Strike pro circuit | Polygon

"I’m at my house all day, trying to get better."<p>"There are way too many tournaments."<p>"Quite frankly, I believe that esports is about the players."<p>"If the biggest teams don’t go, the viewers don’t watch."<p>"I get kind of frustrated when we have no time to practice."<p>"A lot of things could be fixed with …

Sales automation startup Outreach.io snags $9.2M in second funding round in six months

Seattle-based Outreach.io has been on a roll ever since the startup pivoted from building tools for recruiters to building tools for …

SimplyBuilt makes it easy to create a website for your small business

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in New York on November 18.</i><p>Back in the day, building a Website for yourself or your small business was a huge …

Small Business

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Intel shows how we should celebrate gaming, not fear it

SAN FRANCISCO — The world’s biggest chip maker has a vested interest in helping gaming succeed, as the pastime pushes the envelope for computing technology and creates new demand for high-tech technology.<p>Nevertheless, Intel showed today that it is fully behind the gaming industry and support what …

Gaming Industry

The Development Of eSports Arenas Makes Economic Sense

An estimated 134 million people will watch some form of eSports competition in 2015. It is a great sign for the exciting eSports industry and is particularly fascinating for those companies that seek to satisfy the cravings of participants and spectators alike, especially when there is guaranteed …

Amazon AWS Device Farm Created For Developers to Test Apps On Real Hardware

Amazon will next week launch a new service for developers, enabling them to test their Android and Fire OS applications on a range of real hardware, …

Unikrn raises $7M from Mark Cuban and others to create a global eSports betting powerhouse

Seattle-based eSports betting platform Unikrn said today it has raised $7 million from a list of well-known investors and celebrities, including Mark …

Monitoring DreamHack - the World's Largest Digital Festival

<i>Editor's note: This article is a guest post written by a Prometheus user.</i><p><b>If you are operating the network for 10,000's of demanding gamers, you need</b> …

Databases

Take a look inside the home of one of China's top eSports teams

Edward Gaming, one of China's best professional <i>League of Legends</i> teams, moved into their new home this week.<p>The EDG house has all of the typical accoutrements of a snug little home: a massive reception desk, cafeteria, glass-enclosed practice rooms and trophy wall.<p>One of the EDG players posted a …

China

9 tips for crushing it on Kickstarter

Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms provide a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators. $529 million was pledged to …

HTC gets involved in e-sports, foreshadowing move into home entertainment

Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid will carry the HTC banner in professional gaming leagues<p>HTC doesn't want to be known as just a smartphone maker anymore, and one of its first moves to update its brand image in 2015 has been to sponsor three prominent e-sports teams. Cloud9, Team Liquid, and …

Google Data Shows That Around 50% Of Email Exchanges Aren't Encrypted

Google<p>Google announced today that it has added a "Safer Email" section to its Transparency report. This section will help keep track of the percentage of incoming and outgoing email that's encrypted — or not encrypted.<p>Encryption is a common process of encoding messages so that they can't be read by …