Why Twitch Pivoted to Video Games, and Why It Worked

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Emmett Shear, the quirky and focused and highly successful CEO of Amazon-owned streaming phenom Twitch, knows the exact moment he went from being a failing entrepreneur to the leader […]

Data Sheet—Why Twitch Pivoted to Video Games, and Why It Worked

Emmett Shear, the quirky and focused and highly successful CEO of Amazon-owned streaming phenom Twitch, knows the exact moment he went from being a failing entrepreneur to the leader of a high-growth business. Justin.tv, Twitch’s predecessor company, was a well-before-its-time 24-hour reality TV webcaster. It wasn’t working. Shear and his partners decided to focus on […]

Twitch CEO: Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Hurt the Wrong Companies

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said a new law in Europe that would hold tech companies responsible for the material published by their users is too vague and make things messy for his company. The European Parliament on Tuesday passed a law called Article 13 that would hold companies liable for copyright infringements by their users […]

Amazon’s Twitch Hopes Its New Karaoke Platform Will Garner a Fortnite-Sized Following

Will music fans be game for Twitch’s new karaoke competition? The Amazon-owned video game streaming platform, is popular with gamers who love to watch people play Fortnite. But now, Twitch could win over music fans with a karaoke competition announced on Friday called Twitch Sings: Stream Star. Brave Twitch creators can sign up for the […]