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  • Who Really Attacked Sony and Microsoft's Networks?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Multiple groups are taking credit for attacking Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live starting on Sunday that still limited access to the services Monday afternoon. Groups operating under the names Lizard...
  • It's Official: Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970 Million

    Months after multiple reports suggesting Google was closing in on a deal to acquire Twitch, Amazon has snuck in to steal away the burgeoning streaming service dedicated to watching videogamers play, the companies announced Monday. The deal is for a...
  • Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids shows

    Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids shows
    Amazon studios loves its pilots. The online retail giant announced on Monday it had greenlighted pilot episodes for five new kids series -- three animated and two live action. The new pilots will become part of the company's third kids pilot season,...
  • Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million
    Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations. The...
  • Libraries seek out new cardholders

     Libraries seek out new cardholders
    The Palatine Public Library will be giving away prizes in September, which is National Library Card Sign-up Month, as part of a push for more people to obtain library cards. Other libraries, such as the Mt. Prospect Public Library, also are offering...
  • Amazon Orders Pilots for Five Kids Shows

    Amazon Studios has announced it has ordered three animated and two live-action pilots of kids shows for the third installment of its kids pilot season, which will debut in early 2015 on Amazon Instant Video. The shows will debut alongside a new version...
  • Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million
    Sorry, YouTube. Amazon.com is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant said Monday afternoon that it had agreed to pay $970 million in cash to acquire Twitch, a San Francisco start-...
  • Rocket Internet and Zalando to unveil listing plans in Sept: sources

    German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest specialist online fashion retailer, are both on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said. Both...
  • Amazon gains valuable entertainment asset with purchase of Twitch

    Amazon gains valuable entertainment asset with purchase of Twitch
    Amazon.com is already a go-to destination for shoppers, bookworms, and music and movie fans. Now it'll also be the virtual home for millions of hard-core video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant announced Monday that it had agreed to buy Twitch...
  • Smart ways to save on college textbooks

    (Reuters) - With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs. He worked out a system of borrowing books from upperclassmen, offering nominal...
  • Bean bag chairs recalled after deaths of two children

    Bean bag chairs recalled after deaths of two children
    More than 2 million bean bag chairs sold at major retail stores, including Walmart and Bon-Ton, are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer after two children climbed inside the bags through a zipper and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer...
  • Ace Bayou recalls 2.2 million beanbag chairs after two deaths

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ace Bayou Corp is recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the suffocation deaths of two children, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday. Zippers on the chairs can be opened and children...