Since kids crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man, video games have been a spectator sport. But now there's Twitch, which draws millions of visitors watching people play games.
In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.
E-commerce giant Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games, buying streaming platform Twitch for $970M as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
In the wake of rapidly declining prices for cloud-based data storage, Dropbox is consolidating previous plans into one Pro plan, priced at $9.99 per month and offering 1 terabyte of space.
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