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

Vornado, Empire State Realty Trust pledge total carbon neutrality by 2035

first_img Full Name* The cohort of 10 landlords — which also includes the Durst Organization, Rudin Management and Silverstein Properties — will be eligible to submit decarbonization proposals to NYSERDA by July 31 to compete for up to $5 million each in funding to implement the program. A total of $27 million is available in this round, but more will be available in the future, according to the state.Beam Living, Hudson Square Properties, Jonathan Rose Companies, L+M Development Partners, Invesco and Omni New York round out the group. Altogether, the landlords committed to achieve carbon neutrality at more than 52 million square feet of high-rise office buildings and 250 multifamily buildings — consisting of 12,000 units — by no later than 2035.“By transforming our state’s majestic high-rises into low-carbon, sustainable structures using modern, energy efficient technology, New York is taking a tremendous leap forward in our fight against climate change,” said Cuomo.The landlords’ participation in the partnership comes as a proposed workaround that would have allowed property owners to use renewable energy credits generated elsewhere in the state to meet emissions caps imposed by New York City Local Law 97 — and thus avoid heavy fines — now appears dead. Under the local law, buildings larger than 25,000 square feet will have until 2024 to meet the city-imposed emissions caps or potentially face fines that could run into the millions of dollars.One of the most ambitious commitments was made by ESRT, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality across its 10.1 million-square-foot portfolio, including the 2.89-million-square-foot Empire State Building.Vornado Realty Trust followed suit, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality at its entire office and retail real estate portfolio, leading with four high-rise commercial office buildings totaling 6.4 million square feet.Rudin Management has set a goal of achieving carbon neutrality in its entire portfolio by 2050. Under the initiative, the family-owned company is accelerating the plans for three buildings at 80 Pine Street, 845 Third Avenue and 355 Lexington Avenue, said John Gilbert, the company’s chief operating officer.“Sustainability has always been a core principle at Rudin, and public-private partnerships are critical to addressing the challenges of climate change,” Gilbert said in a statement.Contact Akiko Matsuda From left to right: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Tony Malkin, Larry Silverstein, Douglas Durst, Steven Roth and Bill Rudin. (Getty)Empire State Realty Trust and Vornado Realty Trust have committed to reaching carbon neutrality across their entire New York state real estate portfolios by 2035.The firms, which together account for more than 16 million square feet of real estate in New York, are two of 10 major landlords that entered a new public-private partnership with the state, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced Wednesday.Launched in September, the “Empire Building Challenge” is aimed at supporting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s long-term goal of reducing the state’s overall carbon emissions by 85 percent by 2050.Read moreThe REInterview: Real estate’s climate reckoning, with Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Greg SmithiesLandlords’ building emissions workaround is deadFor New York landlords, PACE just isn’t moving fast enough Email Address* Message*last_img read more

After Getting $100 Tip for Returning $187,000, Cabbie Gets Huge Rewards From Others

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen a Boston taxi driver made headlines for returning a huge bag of cash to a formerly homeless man, many people thought his reward of one hundred dollars was not enough.Royal Caribbean cruise lines contacted  Raymond MacCausland to offer him and his longtime girlfriend a seven-day Caribbean cruise, including airfare to the port of departure in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There are other rewards in the works, according to the Boston Globe.Meanwhile, a friend of MacCausland set up an online fundraiser to help the man who is in his 70s and lives on social security benefits, and what money he can earn driving for a cab company.It has raised more than two thousand of its $5000 goal.SHARE Some Good News Today… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more