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YouTube rolls out support for gaming-focused livestreams

YouTube is finally looking to acquire some of the growing video game streaming pie, with the video service announcing the launch of 60 frames per second live streaming. A new post on the YouTube Partners & Creators Blog announces the Twitch-like service, which is available now as an early preview …

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Threes pulled (and now restored) from Google Play store over search term dispute

Popular puzzle game Threes was temporarily removed from the Google Play store yesterday because it listed one of its copycats in its search terms. Game Informer reports that its creator Asher Vollmer revealed that his title was pulled from the digital marketplace due to the inclusion of the name of …

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EU accuses Google of abusing search monopoly

Google has broken European antitrust laws and as a result could be fined up to 10 per cent of its annual earnings, the European Commission has said. The search giant is accused of abusing its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services [in the EEA] by systematically …

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YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

The world’s biggest online video provider has set its set on the live streaming video market, with eSports to be a central thrust. The Daily Dot reports that following its failed attempt to acquire Twitch last year (and Amazon’s success) YouTube owner Google is on the hunt for content and …

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Microsoft criticises Google for outing Windows vulnerability prior to fix

Google has prioritised the calling out of a rival over the digital security of its customers, Microsoft has claimed. The search giant has chosen to publicise details of a security vulnerability to Windows 8.1 two days ahead of the release of a patch that it knew was incoming and despite …

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Flappy Bird more than doubles Destiny’s peak searches in 2014

Google’s 2014 search data analysis has crowned cult smartphone hit Flappy Bird and the internet’s king of gaming in 2014. Overall Flappy Bird was the year’s most searched game followed by online Threes clone 2048, FIFA 15, Destiny and Titanfall. Flappy Bird searches peaked on February 9th while Destiny enjoyed …

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