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5 Questions With: Andy Swanson of Twitch

Andy Swanson is a veteran of 17 years in the gaming industry and the VP of eSports and events at Twitch. Andy got his start in 1998 at Future US where he eventually became publisher of PC Gamer, OXM and PSM. He moved onto Ubisoft and GameFly before landing at Twitch in 2013. As an early team member to Twitch, Andy was brought on to plan, evangelize and execute the strategy around brand sponsorships and integrations within Twitch’s eSports ecosystem. Digital Media Wire had the chance to ask Andy about Twitch, his inspiration, eSports and gaming culture in the interview below.

Guest Column: It's Make or Break Time for Apple

In this article titled "It's Make or Break Time for Apple," Guest Columnist Robert Tercek addresses the recent hysteria over the drop in Apple's share price and tackles the timely question: What will Apple accomplish in 2013?

Capital One Opens CityVille Branch

Capital One has integrated itself into three of Zynga’s most popular games, using recognizable elements from its TV commercials to deliver unique freebies and rewards that enhance the game for anyone who engages with them. One of the more innovative features is in "CityVille," where players can place a Capital One branded bank in their personal metropolis. Both companies said this opportunity was the first brand integration of its kind.

Zynga Inks Membership Points Deal With American Express

New York - Social games publisher Zynga ("Farmville," "Mafia Wars") on Tuesday announced a partnership with American Express, which will allow customers to use their membership rewards...

MIT's Technology Review Names 35 World-Changers

Each year MIT’s Technology Review honors 35 innovators under 35 “whose work promises to change the world, as chosen by a panel of expert...

Two of the three most-funded Kickstarter projects use Moai[with video]

The three most-funded Kickstarter projects are games, and two of them were developed using Moai Platform from Zipline Games.

'DC Universe Online' Drops Subs for Tiered Free-to-Play [with Video]

Sony Online Entertainment has decided to adopt a flexible free-to-play business model for DC Universe Online, the company’s popular massively multiplayer online game. Beginning late October, it will be free to download the PC and PlayStation 3 version of the game, after which players can choose from three separate levels of game options and benefits: Free, Premium and Legendary.

GameStop to Acquire Online Games Publisher Kongregate

Grapevine, Texas - Video game retail store chain GameStop announced on Tuesday that it will acquire online game publisher Kongregate. Financial terms of the transaction were...

Digital Entertainment World 2015 Wrap Up Report

Hundreds of C-Level thought-leaders the digital and entertainment worlds attended the unique three-day Digital Entertainment World (DEW) conference in Los Angeles last week, engaging in networking, deal-making and headline-generating discussions.

Habbo Hotel labeled 'pedophile haven,' loses key investor

Balderton Capital has checked out of Habbo Hotel following a scathing exposé of the virtual world’s failure to protect its young users against sexual material.