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Competitive game streams were watched for 2.4B hours in 2013

YouTube will reportedly buy Twitch for an estimated $1 billion and to people who are not in the eSports community, the benefits of that may be difficult to understand. For some people, Twitch may be a site that they have never even heard of, yet for gamers, it is their home away from home. Research firm IHS has released a report showing just how popular services like Twitch are and the report’s data also sheds some light on why YouTube would be interested in buying Twitch

Justin.tv getting rid of all archived videos

Live streaming site Justin.tv will be getting rid of all archived videos from its servers on June 8 in order to save space and because they were not popular in the first place. Justin.tv says that the vast majority of archived videos have only been viewed a handful of times while around 50 percent of them have only been viewed 1-2 times. Considering that all of the video files take up a lot of space, their lack of popularity is a fairly good reason to take down the files.

Vimeo continues funding original content

Vimeo is continuing to pump money into its own original series High Maintenance. The first 13 episodes of the series were released last year and now, an additional six will be coming. Unlike the first part of the series, the new episodes will cost an unspecified amount and will be available through Vimeo on Demand.

Rap Genius co-founder leaves company for comments about California shooter

One of Rap Genius’ three co-founders, Mahbod Moghadam, has stepped down from his position at the site after he made insensitive and disgusting comments on the California mass shooter’s manifesto.

YouTube launching new mobile app for creators

YouTube will be coming out with new tools for creators in the coming months, according to a post on the official Partners and Creators blog. In its first “Creator Preview” video, Google employees working on the creator-side of YouTube announced that a new mobile app for managing videos would be coming out as well as a crowdfunding feature. Both of those things sound great and should improve the platform for active YouTube creators.

Major Spotify features reach Windows phone app

Finally! Windows Phone users are receiving some of Spotify’s most important features like Radio, Discover, and Browse, all of which had somehow been excluded from the Windows Phone app until now. With an update, the Spotify application is being retrofitted with the same features that have been present on Android, iOS, and desktop for a very long time.

Hot Presidents’ Day Electronics Deals

We’re in the office today, but we hope you are one of those lucky Americans with the day off. So we figured, why not bring you some links to today’s best electronics deals on the internet?

Google working on new mobile YouTube UI

Google will only get bigger. It’s in the process of acquiring startups but it’s also diligent in shutting down services that are no longer important. We also know that the search giant won’t be spending more dollars on developing new apps but will rather improve on the major ones. One of which is YouTube – a definite moneymaker.

Apple and Samsung now account for 68 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, says NPD Group

Apple and Samsung can almost state “All your smartphones are belong to us,” because they’re already two-thirds of the way there.

CES 2014: YouTube to Demo 4K Video Streaming

CES 2014 is just around the corner so we’re expecting a barrage of tech news and announcements. One of the bigger companies showing off 4K streaming at the CES in Las Vegas is YouTube. No, the Google-owned video sharing website isn’t releasing its own 4K Ultra TV but it’s finally supporting the hi-def streaming technology.

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CES 2014 Rumor Roundup [UPDATED DAILY]

We’ll update this section each day with the latest CES 2014 rumors. As with all rumors, take these with a grain of salt. Heard something? Say something! Let us know about the rumors you’ve heard at jpaone at napco.com and if they check out we’ll publish your social media account or blog as a source! more »

Discussion: Social Media Vs. Real Life (Video)

So I may have been a little late to this one but I couldn’t let it slip by. Over this weekend, I spotted this video while cruising the epitome of ‘practical time spent wasted on the internet practically,’ BuzzFeed, and I got a real chuckle. Face-to-face conversation, the way it changes in society overtime and more »