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5 game-changing announcements Amazon made at its biggest event of the year

26 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon, one of the biggest companies in the world, made a huge splash at its September 20 event in Seattle, where it showcased tons of new hardware and services designed to make your life easier.
Amazon unveiled significant updates to Echo devices that already exist, like the Echo Dot and Echo Plus, but it also introduced entirely new products we've never seen before, like a subwoofer for the Amazon Echo called Echo Sub , and even smart kitchen appliances like a smart microwave.
While Amazon made dozens of announcements, these were the 5 biggest highlights...
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China has banned hugely popular game streaming service Twitch

China has banned hugely popular game streaming service Twitch

26 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Twitch, the hugely popular streaming service, has been banned in China.
The ban came after a spike in popularity, probably caused by users watching an eSports tournament.
Some users view the ban as an oppression of free speech, and the Chinese government have recently been tightening control on the gaming industry.
Twitch, the streaming giant famous for launching eSports into the stratosphere, has confirmed that it is now banned in China.
Abacus first reported that Twitch's website was unavailable in mainland China, and that its app had quietly vanished...
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