Twitch sells Curse Media

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Twitch sells Curse MediaVideo streaming site offloads gaming media network to Fandom two years after acquiring it alongside Curse client and chat servicesBrendan SinclairManaging EditorThursday 13th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleCurseTwitchTwitch has found someone to remove its Curse. As reported by Kotaku, Wiki hosting service Fandom (formerly Wikia) has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch’s Curse Media, a collection of community-driven gaming websites like Gamepedia, D&D Beyond, Futhead, and Muthead. “We’ve signed a definitive agreement to acquire Curse Media from Twitch, Inc; including all media assets and employees,” a Fandom representative told the site.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Twitch originally acquired Curse a little over two years ago, picking up not just its network of websites but also its Curse client and in-game voice chat application. The client and voice chat were relaunched last year as the Twitch Desktop App.”We’ve signed an agreement for Fandom to acquire Curse Media and make it part of their offering to gamer communities,” a Twitch representative said. “We believe Fandom will be a great home for the Curse Media teams and give them the opportunities and support they need to ensure their business continues succeeding and growing. Twitch will continue to focus on our priorities supporting streamers’ ability to earn a living educating and entertaining fans.”In 2016, Curse claimed to have a monthly audience of 30 million users between its websites, desktop apps, and social media channels. Today, Curse Media’s website offers advertisers an audience of 20.8 million monthly unique users.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesStreamer Phantoml0rd wins three-year Twitch lawsuitCS:GO player James Varga was banned from the platform in 2016By Danielle Partis 15 days agoTwitch continues to grow in Q1 2021, but YouTube Gaming is laggingHours watched on Twitch are up 97%, but Facebook is poised to overtake YouTube By Danielle Partis 27 days agoLatest comments (1)Christopher Colton QA Analyst, Pocket Gems2 years ago One thing not mentioned in the article, that is likely going unnoticed, is that Curse’s Gamepedia platform hosted a large number of wikis that had previously left Wikia. As you might imagine, most of them are not happy about going right back to the host they were trying to get away from.last_img read more

Female Quotient

first_imgThe Female Quotient hosted a pop up at the home of Joan Hornig in Southampton on Thursday, August 1. The day included panel conversations followed by dinner. As part of the program Angela LaGreca, Creative Director, LTV, interviewed The Independent’s Associate Editor Bridget LeRoy. There was also a discussion featuring Hornig, Nisa Amoils, venture capitalist and entrepreneur, and Kathleen King, founder, Tate’s Bake Shop. The evening concluded with a special talk and performance with Ari Afsar and Jen Bender, of “Jeanette.” The Female Quotient hosts lounges all over the world. Sharelast_img read more

Rail freight fuel efficiency up 22% since 1990

first_imgUSA: The Federal Railroad Administration released a study on November 19 showing a 22% improvement in rail freight fuel efficiency between 1990 and 2006. The Comparative Evaluation of Rail & Truck Fuel Efficiency on Competitive Corridors study by ICF International says reasons for increased efficiency include the acquisition of more than 13 000 new locomotives with cleaner engines, electronic controls and about half with AC traction, plus increasing use of longer and double stack trains, track and signalling improvements and the use of technology to reduce the number of wagons running empty. Rail was found to be more fuel efficient than lorry on all 23 competitive movements. ‘While all types of transportation are vital to the distribution of goods across the country, this study shows that utilising America’s freight rail system can lead to significant fuel savings’, said FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo. ‘The environmental benefits of these positive changes over the last two decades are enormous.’last_img read more

UltraCMOS High Linearity RF Switch Named a Market Disruptor at ECN IMPACT Awards Ceremony

first_imgThe UltraCMOS® PE42723 high linearity RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor has won an ECN IMPACT Award in the market disruptor category. In addition, the PE42723 switch was named a finalist in the microwaves & RF category, and the PE29100 gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) driver was recognized as a finalist in the power sources & conditioning devices category. Winners were announced on the 13th of Oct. during an awards ceremony.The ECN IMPACT Awards recognize the products and services that have the greatest impact on the electronic components industry. The market disruptor category highlights a product that forever changed the electronic engineering industry or a particular vertical within the industry. Products like the PE42723 enable the cable industry to deliver equipment that is fully compliant with today’s stringent communication standards.The PE42723 is an RF switch that boasts the highest linearity specifications on the market today. An upgraded version of the successful PE42722, this new RF switch offers enhanced performance in a smaller package. Like its predecessor, the PE42723 exceeds the linearity requirements of the DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry standard and enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in the next generation cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices.The PE29100 is the world’s fastest GaN FET driver. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, this new GaN driver empowers design engineers to extract the full performance and speed advantages from GaN transistors. Designed to drive the gates of a high-side and a low-side GaN FET in a switching configuration, the PE29100 delivers the industry’s fastest switching speeds, shortest propagation delays and lowest rise and fall times to AC-DC converters, DC-DC converters, class D audio amplifiers and wireless-charging applications.last_img read more

Fulham complete signing of ex-Liverpool forward Babel

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham have completed the signing of former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel from Besiktas.The 32-year-old Netherlands international, who made 146 appearances during his three-and-a-half year spell at Anfield, has signed a deal until the end of the season.The Whites are second bottom of the Premier League after Claudio Ranieri’s side lost 2-1 at fellow relegation-battlers Burnley on Saturday.AdChoices广告“My first impressions are good and I’m very excited,” Babel said to fulhamfctv.“I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up. That’s one of the reasons that I’m here, to try and help that to happen. I’m ready to go, I’m excited and I can’t wait.”Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan said: “Ryan has excelled at playing attacking football on both the club and international stage, and we welcome that experience as we build our squad for a strong second-half push.” See also:Fulham looking to complete deal to bring in SimpsonRanieri plays down Mitrovic-Kamara spatCahill faces decision after Fulham agree dealcenter_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Drogba faces police and FA probes

first_imgDidier Drogba faces police and Football Association investigations after throwing a coin back into the crowd in Chelsea’s Carling Cup loss to Burnley.The Chelsea striker apologised for his actions which followed Wednesday’s goal but could still be in trouble.In a statement on Chelsea’s website, Drogba said: “I tried to celebrate the goal and I received some things at me.“The big mistake I did was to throw it back so if someone was hurt I just want to apologise for it.”There were no reports of any spectators being injured. However, the Metropolitan Police confirmed on Thursday that officers are looking into the incident.A spokesman said: “An inquiry is being conducted by the Football Unit at Fulham police station. No-one has been arrested.” The incident happened after the Ivory Coast forward put the Blues ahead in the 27th minute of the match, which marked his return from injury.Drogba, 30, made a single-finger gesture before throwing a coin back into the Burnley section of the crowd.He said: “This is not something I should show in a football match.“It was an incident in the heat of the moment and I regret it. It was just a mistake and nothing more.”A Chelsea spokesman said: “We will deal with this in the usual way. We are aware there is an incident. But we will not discuss it further until we have seen the referee’s report.” Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari said: “I have not spoken with Didier about any problem. The referee gave him a yellow card but I did not see what happened.”Burnley manager Owen Coyle said he did not see the incident but the club have said they will investigate the matter.“Burnley Football Club is proud of the 6,100 supporters who made the trip to Stamford Bridge and offered magnificent vocal backing,” the club said in a statement.“However, the club does not condone any misbehaviour from supporters and we will gladly co-operate with any inquiry into the incident, either from the FA or Chelsea Football Club.”It was part of a miserable night for Premier League leaders Chelsea, who suffered a surprise exit 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. The FA may now decide to take action after examining referee Keith Stroud’s report.In 2002, Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was sent off in an FA Cup tie against Arsenal at Highbury after throwing a coin back into the crowd. He received a mandatory three-match ban.And Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, said a similar punishment should be handed out to Drogba.“It’s there for all to see, he’s done something that’s against the rules required of players, and a similar situation resulted in a three-match ban for Carragher,” he said.“So it would be very difficult to avoid an accusation that they (the FA) are inconsistent if they don’t follow that line.” Taylor added: “In fairness to the lad, he knows he’s done wrong, he apologised immediately after the game, but this happened in the heat of the moment and unfortunately there will be consequences now.”Carragher was also interviewed by police but no further action was taken. However, he was fined by Liverpool and warned about his future conduct.Meanwhile, former Chelsea forward and current West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has jumped to the defence of Drogba.“If he has reacted then maybe he has been insulted and that is bad for football,” said Zola.“The crowd has to respect the players as much as the players have to respect the crowd. “From what I know of him, he is a fair and honest player who gives everything on the pitch.“You have to understand we are human beings and when you are playing an important match you can lose your composure when you are under pressure.”Zola added: “It is not easy, you are walking on the edge all the time but the secret is to not give these moments too much importance.“I have come close to reacting a couple of times, it is not easy to control when you are getting abuse so it is understandable.”Source: BBClast_img read more