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M17 delays IPO debut after pricing this morning on NYSE

M17 Entertainment, a Taipei-based live streaming and dating app group, priced its IPO this morning on the NYSE and was expected to open trading today according to their final press release. But with just a little more than two hours to go before market closing, it’s still not trading, and no one seems to know why. An interview I had scheduled with the CEO earlier this afternoon was canceled at the last minute, with the company’s representative saying that M17 couldn’t comment since its shares were not yet actively trading,…

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Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

Twitter is continuing to grow its live streaming business, with a series of new deals announced over the past week or so, including a partnership that will bring live streams from the floor of theSan Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as behind-the-scenes action and news from Wimbledon, among several other efforts. You may recall that Wimbledon was the first live-streamed sport to pop up on Twitters network last year, after the company had announced its $10 million deal to stream the NFLs Thursday Night Football games. The Wimbledon coverage…

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Streamers flock to YouTube Live, but the money (and crowd) is still at Twitch

YouTube Live is making impressive strides in catching up to incumbent Twitch, but it has a long way to go yet. On the bright side, it doesnt look like theyll run out of road: Streaming looks to be a fairly sustainable business, suggest stats from Streamlabs latest report. According to data gleaned through Streamlabs streaming assistant app, YouTube Live has outpaced Twitch in growth over the last six months. Thats to be expected with a newish service offered by a powerful competitor, but its also not uncommon to see challengers…

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