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Roku pulls Infowars channel citing complaints from “concerned parties”

In its statement announcing the decision to remove the channel, Roku did not say that Infowars had now broken any of its rules, as most of the other platforms that have removed the channel have done. It did not clarify whether the “concerned parties” were users, or advertisers who didn’t want their brands displayed next to the Infowars channel. – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SX7Lal
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Google just might power the streaming box of your dreams in 2019

The consumer version of Android TV is now getting yet another redesign—its second in less than two years. Google isn’t ready to show off what it’s been working on, as the company is still experimenting with different approaches, but [Shalini Govil-Pai, Google] said the result will involve more personalized recommendations, and will make catching up on what you’re already watching easier. In service of those ideas, Google may rework or even eliminate some current features, such as the rows of content recommendations from individual apps on the home screen. – Jared Newman, TechHive » http://bit.ly/2H4wo3f

Blockchain Streaming Platform To Host Hearthstone Tournament Within Days

Play2Live says this is the first-ever Hearthstone contest to be powered by blockchain technology, as well as the “next generation of streaming interactivity” that its platform provides. Eight players have been invited for the tournament, including professional players and popular streamers. The quarter finals kick off at 12am GMT on May 23, followed by the lower bracket finals and semi-finals on May 24. It all builds up to the grand final on May 25. – Connor Blenkinsop, Cointelegraph. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News https://ift.tt/2rYyAzg

Spooked By SEC, Video Streaming ICO Halts Airdrop

Announced Tuesday, Stream is releasing a white paper that outlines its token distribution, but the process is on hold until the team knows how U.S. regulators will permit its tokens to be used. Launched in October, Stream had planned to give live-streamers, vloggers and online video makers a way to break platform lock-in by building a Google Chrome extension that allowed fans to tip creators wherever a video appeared, but the firm says its whole project has now been thrown into question. – Brady Dale, CoinDesk http://ift.tt/2FCyp1D

New VR Streaming Service: BitTorrent Meets Blockchain Meets YouTube Meets Twitch

SLIVER.tv, an eSports-streaming Twitch competitor, is launching a new decentralized streaming network powered by blockchain. The resulting network will act like BitTorrent, where files are distributed globally on thousands or millions of computers, and distribution nodes on the system will earn cryptocurrency tokens by caching and relaying video streams. – John Koetsier, Forbes http://ift.tt/2A1GMS6
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