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Mobile Minutes: Amazon and Twitch, Facebook and click bait, Twitter Ads expands, wearables for Fido

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Amazon is buying Twitch

Amazon pounces on Twitch after Google balks due to antitrust concerns
One technology giant’s loss is another’s gain. In May, Variety first reported that Google was in talks to acquire video game streaming company Twitch for more than $1 billion. Three months later that deal is dead and Amazon.com confirmed on Monday that it’s purchasing Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash.
Read more on Forbes 

Facebook to display less ‘click-bait’
In a move that will have repercussions for a wide array of media companies, Facebook is changing its all-important algorithms to discourage what it calls "click-baiting headlines."
Read more on CNN/Money 

Twitter expands its ad program to 12 new countries
Twitter has added twelve new countries to its advertising network, called Twitter Ads, with most markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The new countries include: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Portugal.
Read more on TechCrunch 

Wearable fitness trackers for Fido? More startups look to join the pack
As consumers continue to embrace the health trend of wearable body monitors like the FitBit, many on the leading edge of coolness are undoubtedly beginning to wonder: “When can my dog start wearing an activity tracker, too?” That day could be coming sooner rather than later.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

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