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Live-streaming companies Huya and DouYu drive cloud-based gaming in China

You say, Huya and DouYu? What about it, is it in China? So Huya recently introduced its Yowa cloud gaming service, following rival DouYu’s launch of its own cloud games platform in March. But here comes a very funny fact; both companies are controlled by Tencent Holdings, which runs the world’s largest video games business by revenue.

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Twitch Versus Facebook Gaming

With Mixer users now being forwarded to Facebook Gaming, video game live streaming is down to Facebook and Twitch.

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Twitch bans Donald Trump and DrDisrespect

Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm has been banned from Twitch again. BUT; Twitch also has temporarily suspended the official Donald Trump Twitch channel for hateful conduct.

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Chinese Twitch is called Trovo Live

China’s largest company has been quietly testing a mobile-focused streaming network via an affiliate in the U.S. since at least March. Initially called Madcat and now branded Trovo Live, the new service closely resembles Twitch in its appearance and functionality.  Tencent Holdings Ltd. is rolling out a live-streaming service similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch in the U.S.,…

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Twitch will issue permanent suspensions to abusers

Twitch revealed this week it will be handing out permanent suspensions amid the latest wave of abuse allegations. Investigation is ongoing as Twitch takes additional steps to combat abuse and hate within its communities.

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Episode 22; Yvette Wohn studies the role of algorithms and social interactions in livestreaming, esports, gaming, and social media

Dr. Wohn’s research area is human-computer interaction in the context of social media, focusing on non-conscious use of technology, such as media habits, and their relation to psychological well-being and interpersonal relationships. She also studies how social media can help with social support and social identity.

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