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Amazon Buys Twitch for $1 Billion

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

Amazon today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, the leading live video platform for gamers for approximately $970 million in cash. Google was in talks to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. But Google did not close the deal on anti-trust fears, according to Forbes. Google already owns YouTube, […]

Clip Radio: Connecting Terrestrial Radio to Smartphones

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 8th, 2014

Sirius/XM satellite Radio with 25M paid subscribers, is getting beaten up by Pandora’s 60 million listeners while AM radios are becoming artifacts. But radio may be making a come back – on phones. Clip Interactive is a new mobile application that’s available on Android and iOS that allows everything that you hear over terrestrial radio […]

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

OuterNet: CubeSat Datacasting?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 6th, 2014

Outernet hopes to use datacasting technology over a low-cost CubeSat constellation. The startup says it will be able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. Outernet’s motto is “Information for the world from outer space.” Outernet provides few technical details on how this constellation will […]

$50 Roku Streaming Stick

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 4th, 2014

Roku’s new Streaming Stick works with most TVs for $50, notes Engadget. The company essentially crammed their Roku 1 box into a $50 dongle. You stick it in a TV’s HDMI slot and then stream from your wireless router. “Channel” selection is controlled from a remote. While it’s not quite as cheap as the $35 […]

Dish Gets ABC Rights for Online TV Service

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 4th, 2014

Satellite provider Dish just won the rights to include ABC and ESPN in an online TV service, reports GigaOm. The Dish/Disney deal may set the stage for Disney to strike similar multiscreen streaming deals with providers like Comcast, DirecTV, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. Dish and Disney have reached a retransmission agreement that forces Dish […]