Twitter live streaming expands to MLB, NHL and a nightly highlight show

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Twitter is known for the immediacy of the content that is available on the platform, a position that helps it maintain a certain level of uniqueness. Nevertheless, the company continues to explore ways to stay relevant in the battle for social media eyeballs. One way has been to increase the availability of live streaming content. Twitter announced a major step in that effort revealing today that they have signed deals to stream weekly out-of-market Major League Baseball (MLB) games and National Hockey League (NHL) games. In addition, 120 Sports will produce a nightly highlights show called “The Rally” that will stream live on Twitter. Read more

PlayStation Vue ready for the NFL with new local, national channels

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All thirty-two teams in the National Football League (NFL) are launching training camps this week. Sony’s PlayStation Vue, which you can finally use with an Android device, is also preparing itself for the start of the 2016 NFL season. The live television streaming service is adding NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and a number of local CBS stations.

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Allo won’t be the default messaging app in Android 7.0

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Google’s approach to messaging apps is clouded at best and completely confused at worst. Not only do we already have Google Voice, Hangouts, and the default Messenger app for Android devices, but later this year we’ll be able to add Allo and Duo to that list. With five different apps, you’d think Google might be considering replacing and consolidating apps, but that doesn’t appear like it will be the case for Android 7.0 Read more

Nintendo’s share price slips as it reveals ‘Pokémon Go’ was actually developed by Niantic

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Nintendo has been riding the swell of success since the release of Pokémon Gowith its market value almost doubling, having reached a $42 billion valuation just two weeks after the game launched on July 6. But, while Nintendo’s name is the brand most readily associated with Pokémon Go, it didn’t develop the game itself. Instead, the game was actually developed by Niantic, the same company behind the Ingress game that used to be part of Google. This realization, along with Nintendo’s announcement that the Pokémon Go app would have limited impact on its profits, has seen its share price tumble. Read more

Tinder launches Tinder Social, a better way to make connections

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Tinder was all about a party of two getting together, but the company is kicking it up a notch with something called Tinder Social. Tinder realizes that some of your best nights are usually nights that are out with friends, and that’s where Tinder Social comes in. This new feature will match you up with your friends in a group and give you plenty of chances to spark a connection in another group.

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