Twitch

Twitch

Twitch provides a live streaming video platform and community for gamers. Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014.

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Timeline

December 10, 2019

Twitch retained of its three most popular streamers, Benjamin Lupo "DrLupo", Saqib Zahid "Lirik" and Timothy Betar "TimTheTatman" with exclusive, multiyear contracts.

September 26, 2019

Twitch gets a slightly new look 8 years after its launch.

September 30, 2013

Twitch raises a $20,000,000 series C round from Thrive Capital and WestSummit Capital.

September 19, 2012

Twitch raises a $15,000,000 series B round from Alsop Louie Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Draper Associates.

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People

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LinkedIn

Emmett Shear

Co-Founder, CEO

Alec Lee

Employee

Arthur Yamamoto

Employee

Benjamin Wilkinson

Employee

Bobby Carp

Employee

Brooke Van Dusen

Employee

Bryan Christmas

Employee

Chris Lyon

Employee

Chris Millward

Employee

Colin Carrier

Employee

Corey Reese

Investor

Danny Hernandez

Employee

David Tobiano

Employee

Diego Martinez

Employee

Elliott Star

Employee

Eric Goldman

Investor

Ethan Kurzweil

Board member

Francine Lee

Employee

GarethLewin

Employee

Guillaume Luccisano

Employee

Ivan Marcin

Employee

Jacob Woodward

Employee

Jessica Rudock

Employee

Jim Whims

Board member

Joanna Samuels

Employee

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May 21, 2020
Geekologie
This is a two hour Twitch video of user GrahamDunning playing Half-Life with all the in-game sounds replaced with various 90's rave music samples, basically making it a two hour impromptu rave concert. Not a very good one, mind...
May 8, 2020
WebWire
Formula 1 drivers Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc will be joined by football stars Sergio Aguero, Thibaut Courtois and Arthur Melo for this weekend's Virtual Spanish Grand Prix. Agüero, a four-time Premier League winner with Manchester City, will race for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing alongside Alex Albon, who won his first Virtual Grand Prix last weekend at Interlagos. The Argentinian forward will be putting his skills to t...
Eric Peckham
May 8, 2020
TechCrunch
Saar Gur is adept at identifying the next big consumer trends earlier than most: The San Francisco-based general partner at CRV has led investments into leading consumer internet companies like Niantic, DoorDash, Bird, Dropbox, Patreon, Kapwing and ClassPass. His own experience stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic spurred his interest in three new investment [...]
Sarah Perez
May 4, 2020
TechCrunch
Music streaming service Soundcloud is capitalizing on consumer demand for live entertainment amid the COVID-19 quarantine with the launch of its own slate of originally produced live programming. The company today announced its plans for a new Twitch channel where it will air live chat series and other panel conversations plus music sets, and shows [...]
Sarah Perez
April 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Twitch is doubling down on esports in this new era of social distancing where a number of traditional sporting events have been cancelled. The company this week introduced a new esports directory on its site that will make it easier for viewers to find live matches, information on players, games with active competition leagues, a [...]
Jennifer Allen
April 28, 2020
feedproxy.google.com
Three cheers for them
Adrian Potoroaca
April 20, 2020
TechSpot
Facebook says more than 700 million users use its platform to play games, discuss on gaming groups, and to watch gameplay and other gaming-related content. According to Streamlabs & Stream Hatchet, Facebook Gaming saw a 236 percent year-over-year growth in...
Sarah Perez
April 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Musicians have been quickly turning to Twitch to support themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they're no longer able to make money from live gigs and touring. Now Twitch is staffing up to turn this ad hoc use of Twitch into more of a formal product. The company today announced it hired Spotify's Tracy Chan [...]
BBC News
April 20, 2020
BBC News
The social network accelerated the launch of Facebook Gaming due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Rob Thubron
April 13, 2020
TechSpot
The incident was the work of 21-year-old Twitch streamer Fastaction99, who was putting together a PC for the first time with some help from viewers in the chat and friends on Discord.
Klint Finley
April 11, 2020
Wired
OBS Studio offers customization and other advanced features that are easier to use than those in other free recording tools
Seth Schiesel
April 2, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Cooped up and looking for a new form of entertainment? Consider gaming. Intimidated? We're here to help.
Rachel Kaser
April 4, 2020
The Next Web
A new report reveals Amazon is working on its own cloud gaming service called Project Tempo, along with several in-house games.
Shira Ovide
April 3, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A video game pro tells us to embrace the mess of our pandemic lives.
David Matthews
April 2, 2020
TechSpot
Cloud gaming is slowly becoming a thing with big tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Sony, and Nvidia all having some version of the technology. Amazon is also poised to leverage its vast cloud infrastructure to include gaming. However, Amazon is...
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
March 25, 2020
Mail Online
NASCAR has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by transitioning from real to virtual race cars, drawing a record-breaking 903,000 viewers for its first event using the video game iRacing.
Caity Weaver, Sanam Yar, Jenna Wortham and Molly Oswaks
March 19, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Digital dance raves. Streaming soundbaths. Book readings by phone. Now we've gotta get creative.
Bijan Stephen
March 12, 2020
The Verge
Dr Disrespect has re-signed with Twitch for a multiyear exclusive streaming contract. He's the biggest personality on the site -- and for him, dominating Twitch is just the beginning.
Anthony Ha
March 12, 2020
TechCrunch
We've got a barrage of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and the ACLU sues over facial recognition in airports. Here's your Daily Crunch for March 12, 2020. 1. US institutes 30-day travel ban on Europe, taps SBA and tax deferrals to stimulate the economy Let's see if I can [...]
Sarah Perez
March 12, 2020
TechCrunch
Measurement firm Comscore announced this morning a partnership with Amazon-owned game streaming site, Twitch. The deal will see Comscore measuring video streaming activity across Twitch, including gaming and esports, as well as other audience viewing metrics. This will allow advertisers to get a better understanding of video viewing behavior on Twitch, which helps them in [...]
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