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Stacked gets $13M to be the Twitch for web3 gamers

Few areas in tech today are as polarized as the blockchain gaming space. Legacy developers and gamers are calling play-to-earn games Ponzi schemes,...

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Facebook is shutting down its standalone Gaming app in October

Just over two years after its launch, Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Gaming app on October 28, 2022. Now, when you open the app, you’ll...

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Twitch now lets partners stream on rival platforms like YouTube and Facebook

Twitch is lifting its exclusivity agreement that prevented its partners from streaming on other services, the company said in an email to partners on...

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Ready Player Me, a platform to build dynamic cross-game avatars for virtual worlds, raises $56M led by a16z

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg was roundly mocked for the bad graphics in his preview of a new expansion of Horizon Worlds, Meta’s metaverse...

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VTubers are making millions on YouTube and Twitch

Even Tony the Tiger, the 70-year-old cereal mascot, is now a virtual streamer

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Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and SquareSpace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life

Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another...

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Amazon and Nielsen close “Thursday Night Football” ratings deal

Amazon and data measurement firm Nielsen have sealed a three-year deal for measuring the ratings of Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football”...

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Twitch founder Justin Kan: Web3 games don’t need to lure players with profit

Play-to-earn isn't a sustainable model, but crypto gaming still has appeal beyond it, Fractal and Twitch founder Justin Kan said

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Samsung brings Amazon Luna games to its smart TVs and monitors

Samsung announced Wednesday that it’s bringing more than 250 games to the Samsung Gaming Hub through the Amazon Luna streaming-based gaming...

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Big Tech’s push to self-regulate harmful content in New Zealand is ‘weak attempt to preempt regulation’, critics say

Big technology companies including Facebook’s parent Meta and Google have signed a pact to self-regulate themselves over harmful content shared...

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Twitch builds toward a ‘layered’ safety approach with new moderator tools

Moderating an online community is hard, often thankless work — and it’s even harder when it happens in a silo. On Twitch, interconnected...

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Facebook Gaming now lets creators turn their live gameplay clips into Reels

Facebook Gaming is rolling out a new “Clips to Reels” feature that allows creators to turn their live gameplay clips into Reels. Facebook...

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Twitch is adding a ‘charity mode’ that simplifies streaming for a good cause

Streaming to raise money for a good cause is a big deal on Twitch, but the platform has always pointed creators elsewhere to manage the logistics of...

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Kids and teens now spend more time watching TikTok than YouTube, new data shows

Kids and teens are now spending more time watching videos on TikTok than on YouTube. In fact, that’s been the case since June 2020 — the...

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What if Nintendo released a Switch Pro haha jk unless?

We wanted a new Nintendo Switch. Instead, we got a Splatoon OLED device.

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This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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Samsung’s cloud gaming hub brings Xbox, Twitch and more to newest smart TVs

Samsung announced yesterday that it is bridging its hardware and software for a better gaming experience, bringing the Samsung Gaming Hub to its 2022...

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Twitch’s new Guest Star mode will let anyone turn their stream into a talk show

Twitch wants to make it easier for creators to pull guests into their livestreams, talk show-style — and everybody gets to be a creator. The...

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Amazon Prime Video’s Watch Party feature is now available on smart TVs and streaming devices

Amazon Prime Video’s Watch Party feature, which lets you watch a movie or a TV show together with your friends remotely, is now available on...

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EU unveils tougher industry Code to combat disinformation

The European Commission has just taken the wraps off a beefed up industry Code of Practice for tackling online disinformation across the EU....

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TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Scaling web3, bulls and bears, falling tech valuations, and UFOs

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating...

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TikTok to launch LIVE creator subscriptions this week

TikTok is ramping up its competition with Twitch, YouTube, and others with this week’s launch of TikTok LIVE subscriptions, a new program that...

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Pokémon Go trainers who use Amazon Prime can snag some bonus items

Let’s say we have a venn diagram with two circles: Pokémon Go players and Amazon Prime members. If you fall in the middle, congrats!...

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Voicy wants to pwn gamers with audio memes

If meme stocks can be a thing, what’s to stop audio meme sharing from going viral!? Hoping to storm the ear-bending arena of social audio and...

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NY AG is investigating Twitch, Discord and 4chan for their role in the Buffalo mass shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James will launch an investigation into the role that social media and online message boards played in the tragedy...

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Andreessen Horowitz debuts $600 million fund for games investments

The new $600 million fund brings a pool of dedicated capital and a new internal structure dedicated to sourcing deals inside the games vertical.

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Buffalo shooter invited others to his private Discord ‘diary’ 30 minutes before attack

The shooter maintained a detailed "diary" in a private Discord server, but opened it to others just 30 minutes before the killing began.

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Facebook and Twitter still can’t contain the Buffalo shooting video

Ten people were murdered this weekend in a racist attack on a Buffalo, New York supermarket. The eighteen-year-old white supremacist shooter...

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