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September 30, 2016, 3:45 PM

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon Game Studios unveils first three games that feature deep Twitch integration  —  Amazon Game Studios, the gaming development arm of Amazon, today revealed its first titles that feature deep integration with Twitch, the live streaming company that Amazon acquired for $1 billion in 2014.
Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
Google opens Waze Rider pilot program to all San Francisco users; drivers and riders limited to two trips per day, with drivers making $0.54/mile  —  Waze Rider, the ride-sharing version of the popular Google-owned navigation app, is now open to the general public in the Bay Area.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon unveils “Alexa Prize”, an annual university competition to advance conversational AI; first challenge is to build a bot conversing coherently for 20 mins  —  Amazon will award up to $2.5 million in prizes and sponsorships in a new annual competition called the “Alexa Prize” …
Sruthi Shankar / Reuters:
Data center provider Nutanix raises $238M in IPO, valuing the company at $4.05B  —  Shares of Nutanix Inc (NTNX.O), an unprofitable provider of enterprise data storage, soared more than 80 percent in their market debut on Friday, highlighting demand for tech offerings in what has been a generally quiet year for IPOs.
TechCrunch:
Google Apps for Work rebranded as “G Suite”, to get several machine learning-powered features; “Team Drive” brings team-level content management to Google Drive  —  Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain) …
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