Twitch CEO Emmett Shear: "People need to connect online"

May 12, 2020
In the age of social distancing, are people looking for community via streaming service Twitch? According to the numbers, they might be.
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. Stay-at-home orders have boosted viewership.
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What should streaming platforms do when acts of violence are broadcast live?

Aug 30, 2018
The fatal shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, makes esports the latest online arena to struggle with issues of violence.
Gamers compete at the Nvidia booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2017.
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.tv and the surge of Internet video

Sep 18, 2014
What does a tiny island nation have to do with streaming video games?

The dangerous trio of twitch, streaming, and swatting

Aug 28, 2014
The same week Amazon buys Twitch, one of its users films a dangerous prank.