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Machinima Rebrands With a TV-Leaning Strategy It hopes marketers will spend more money on a familiar model

Machinima, a multi-channel network (MCN) pioneer that's come under siege from increased competition, today revealed a robust rebrand to better position itself in the industry. Most importantly, it's building an…

November 10, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

Could Minecraft Become Microsoft's Next Halo? Tech giant expected to buy game maker for $2B

If the rumors are true, Microsoft Corp.'s move to purchase Minecraft could position the popular video game as the next big entertainment franchise. Several outlets reported that the Redmond, Washington-based tech…

September 10, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

Activision's $500 Million 'Destiny' Launch Shows Power of Online Video One of the biggest new franchise releases in history

With gaming giants Activision (Call of Duty franchise) and Bungie (Halo franchise) behind it, yesterday's release of Destiny was bound to be a big pre-order event. But the game exceeded…

September 10, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

Adidas Poland Launches Instagram Game to Promote Cleats Users can win free shoes by liking pics

Putting a unique spin on the "beautiful game," Adidas Poland has found a novel way to get users to like its Adidas Predator soccer cleats. The company claims it has…

August 26, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

Why Amazon's Deal With Twitch Makes Sense Mobile and streaming video are priorities for both

While it may have come out of left field, analysts believe that the Amazon-Twitch acquisition deal—worth a princely sum of $970 million—sounds like a perfect match. There's no denying that Google would…

August 25, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

August 25, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

Advertisers Say Gaming App's 'Winning' Approach Is Creating More Sales Than Display Ads Freeway rewards engagement with free stuff

Anyone can serve an ad to a consumer, but how to get that consumer to click through—or even better, to actively engage with the brand—is one of the central struggles…

August 12, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

Twitch Responds to User Backlash Unpopular new terms include muting unlicensed music

For people who watch live-stream gaming for hours at a time, music is a lot more than just a soundtrack. The management of video streaming service Twitch.tv found out just…

August 8, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

Google to Buy Live Gaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion Signals new direction for YouTube

Google has closed a deal to purchase livestreaming gaming service Twitch for $1 billion, according to VentureBeat, which cites anonymous sources close to the matter. Neither Google nor Twitch have commented…

July 25, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

Cats Like Tablet Games, Too Developers are making feline-specific gaming apps

It's common knowledge by now that the intuitive design of tablets has opened up gaming to everyone from infants to the elderly, but there's one group using tablet gaming apps…

July 11, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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