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May 19, 2014, 11:10 AM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources  —  Deal would be biggest ever for YouTube  —  Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
The Verge:
Twitch chooses Google over Microsoft amid multiple buyout offers  —  Video game streaming startup believes YouTube is its best bet for mainstream success  —  YouTube is indeed close to securing a $1 billion buyout of live streaming service Twitch, and will have fended off multiple suitors including Microsoft …
Wall Street Journal:
Google's acquisition talks with Twitch still at an early stage  —  Google in Talks About Possible Acquisition of Twitch  —  Google's Talks With Live Video-Streaming Service at Early Stage  —  Google Inc. is in talks about a possible acquisition of Twitch, a fast-growing live video-streaming service …
AT&T:
AT&T agrees to acquire DirecTV in stock-and-cash deal for $95 per share  —  AT&T to Acquire DIRECTV  — Creates Content Distribution Leader Across Mobile, Video & Broadband Platforms  — The premier pay TV brand with the best content relationships now poised to deliver video to multiple screens …
Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica:
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
IndoorAtlas publicly maps a building's interior for free, charges $99/month to keep it private  —  Mapping Our Interiors  —  Sure, that's your office cubicle.  Your corner store.  Maybe even the layout of your furniture in your living room.  But that doesn't mean that soon we won't all be peering at it, too.
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Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Exclusive: Intel CEO promises Broadwell PCs on shelves for holidays  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp's next-generation Broadwell processors will ship in time to be used in personal computers sold during the holiday season but probably won't be available for back-to-school shopping, Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said.
Washington Post:
Chinese military members charged with cyber-espionage against U.S. firms  —  The Justice Department on Monday charged members of the Chinese military with conducting economic cyber-espionage against American companies, marking the first time that the United States has leveled such criminal charges against a foreign country.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership  —  Microsoft and SAP are two old-school enterprise vendors that have been partnering for almost 20 years, and this week their partnership is taking a pronounced leap into the future as they come together around cloud, mobile and big data products.
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
As Amazon's fight with book publisher Hachette continues, criticism from authors and others grows  —  It's been a week since it became clear that Amazon is delaying shipments of publisher Hachette's print titles, likely due to a fight over terms.  As Amazon continues to ship many Hachette print titles …

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