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This is how much pro Overwatch players will earn

This is how much pro Overwatch players will earn

If there's no way you can monetise transfers to a bigger team, is there any point in having a team in the lower echelons of competitive Overwatch? There's no timeline for this new reporting system on consoles, so Blizzard's claim has to be taken with a grain of salt.


Facebook crushes profit and revenue estimates as mobile ad sales zoom up

Facebook crushes profit and revenue estimates as mobile ad sales zoom up

Facebook had a strong second quarter, reporting revenue of $9.32 billion, up 45 percent from the same period previous year, showing that it still does a big advertising business even as revenue growth in that area is slowing. Recent Trading for Facebook, Inc . Facebook's earnings call was dominated by analyst questions about how and when the social media giant will see revenue from its other properties, especially its messaging apps, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp .


YouTube Red, Google Play Music to Merge into New Service

YouTube Red, Google Play Music to Merge into New Service

The report comes from a panel session at the New Music Seminar on 26 July in NY where YouTube's head of music, Lyor Cohen, stated the two services could be merged to "educate consumers and bring in more subscribers". Cohen didn't talk timescale or details, but Google has issued its own statement to The Verge confirming that the plans are afoot, following its decision to combine the two services' teams in February this year.


New Wolfenstein II Trailer for Strawberry Milkshakes

New Wolfenstein II Trailer for Strawberry Milkshakes

Episode Zero introduces you to Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant and Gerald Wilkins as they fight for freedom in the American Territories. And when it comes to the heroes of The Freedom Chronicles , it all begins in Episode Zero . The final DLC pack is titled The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins , and it will task you with dismantling a Nazi operation in Alaska. Very good. If you were a fan of The New Order then you'll want to check this out.


This dating app helps verified Twitter users find love

This dating app helps verified Twitter users find love

Of course, this new feature is, potentially, pretty icky: If you live in a city where numerous verified users are from one industry (say, entertainment in LA or media in NYC), then there's a good chance the dating app will show you lots of people you might, well, know.