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An unnamed player, lower right, broadcasts himself playing the game League of Legends on Twitch, which is being purchased by Amazon for about $1 billion. Twitch fans are predominantly male and between 18 and 49 years old.New York Times

Through Twitch, video games come of age as spectator sport

NEW YORK — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man. But today there's Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games — in much the same way th …

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  1. Through Twitch, video games come of age as spectator sport

    Business

    NEW YORK — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man. But today there's Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games — in much the same …

    An unnamed player, lower right, broadcasts himself playing the game League of Legends on Twitch, which is being purchased by Amazon for about $1 billion. Twitch fans are predominantly male and between 18 and 49 years old.
  2. Trigaux column: From Duke, the rare apology

    Energy

    Does being a monopoly mean never having to say you're sorry?

  3. Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 29

    Business

    Business digest

    Briefly

    NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will have its second annual National Philanthropy Day event at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.

    SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY LIBRARIANS RECOGNIZED:  Jacalyn Bryan and Elana Karshmer, faculty members at Saint Leo University’s Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library, were recently presented with the Innovation in Instruction Award from the American Library Association. Bryan, left, and Karshmer, both assistant professors, developed an engaging new orientation program that guides first-year students through the essential elements of college library research. In selecting the library’s program for the inaugural award, the library instruction roundtable noted that the program was not only innovative and relatively inexpensive to create, but that it also incorporated elements that other institutions could replicate, making it stand out among other submissions for special recognition.
  4. Rep. Zimmermann calls on Gov. Scott to help condo owners

    Real Estate

    DUNEDIN — Condominium owners at Madison Oaks in Palm Harbor could be the latest to lose their homes because of a 2007 loophole in state law.

  5. SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    Personal Finance

    WASHINGTON — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.

  6. Hernando real estate transactions for Aug. 29

    Real Estate

    BROOKSVILLE

    3130 Batten Rd., to Mark E. Morris by Charles E. Overholt & Dawn P. Overholt, $330,000, 07/17/2014.

  7. Disney files drone patents

    Business

    Disney's "imagineers" are no strangers to using complex machinery to create spectacles.

  8. Former star athlete, wife offer a personal touch at their Brooksville sporting goods store

    Retail

    BROOKSVILLE — Long before the advent of sporting goods chain stores and big box outlets, Hernando County athletes shopped at Kelly's World of Sports in Brooksville.

    Eddie and Jennifer Looper own Looper Sports Connection in Brooksville. Eddie played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals organization, the University of Alabama and Hernando High School.
  9. Hernando County business digest for Aug. 29

    Business

    Briefly

    NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will have its second annual National Philanthropy Day event at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.

  10. Third independent grocery store helps low- and middle-income families

    Business

    BRANDON — Fatima and Ali Jaber moved here from New Jersey 11 years ago with an idea to focus on meeting the grocery needs of middle- and low-income families. Ali ran three stores up north for two decades and together the couple opened the 22,000-square-foot Mega Supermarket on Nebraska Avenue in Tampa featuring a …

    Edwin Cheguen, manager at Brandon Meats & Market, checks on some of the produce items at the store, the third for Fatima and Ali Jaber, at 247 W Brandon Blvd.