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How A Site That Streams People Playing Video Games Became A Billion Dollar Business

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn't born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.<p><b>The genesis of Twitch</b>, one of the most popular gaming-related Websites and applications in the world, can be traced to a few …

The next CBS hit you see may be on Netflix

It looks like CBS may be dipping its toes into the shallow waters of online content streaming. The company is creating shows specifically for services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, according to CBS chief Les Moonves.<p>A spokesperson for CBS declined to confirm the news, but instead pointed me …

After Verizon, FCC Quizzing Other Carriers on Network Management

Chairman Tom Wheeler wants details on throttling.<p>The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Friday said he is asking all large U.S. wireless carriers to explain how they decide when to slow down download speeds for some customers, after questioning Verizon Wireless about such a …

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Slammed By Tons Of Negative Reviews Right Now

In just a few days since the big split, Facebook Messenger has soared to the No. 1 spot in the iOS App Store — but it also has an overwhelming number of one-star ratings. Nearly 94% of those who rated the app gave it just one star. The Google Play store works a bit differently, as Mashable's …

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Virtual cash heist diverts net traffic

<b>More than $83,000 (£50,000) in virtual cash has been stolen by a thief who managed to hijack net traffic from 19 separate ISPs, say security experts.</b><p>The hijacked data was involved in the "mining pools" that generate virtual cash and keep track of who spent what.<p>The thief directed the results of the …

Meet the anonymous app police fighting bullies and porn on Whisper, Yik Yak, and potentially Secret

In an open-floor office in the Philippines, an army of people stare at computers full of Whispers. There are 130 people to be exact, each skimming …

Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq, saying he …

Amid Iselle cleanup, Hawaiians set to vote in today's primary election

Amid cleanup from Tropical Storm Iselle and more wind and rain expected from Hurricane Julio on Sunday, Hawaiian election officials scrambled Saturday morning for the state's primary election to go forth as planned. <br>All but two polling stations in the state will open as planned. <br>The two closed …

US and Germany threaten Russia with 'additional consequences' over Ukraine

On a busy day of diplomatic activity, President Barack Obama and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed on Saturday that Russia would face “additional consequences” if it intervened in Ukraine without permission from the Ukrainian government, the White House said.<p>In a statement about a call …