Amazon Buys Twitch for Just Under a Billion Dollars

Cali Lewis on GeekBeat Episode 896

We’ll be at the Samsung event in Berlin, Twitch now belongs to Amazon, wearable tech from Ralph Lauren on the tennis court, OTA recording from Tivo, and a great flash for photographers on a budget!

Perennial Depleter of Geek Wallets ThinkGeek Turns 15


15 years ago ThinkGeek opened its door. Geeks and their billfolds haven’t been the same since. The retailer has brought an untold number of Star War, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Marvel, and god knows what else to the market through 18 product licenses. As part of their 15th bday, ThinkGeek has launched a refreshed logo […]

Sprint Names New CEO Marcelo Claure to Replace Dan Hesse


Sprint is adding a new head executive to its framily. Brightstar CEO Marcelo Claure will replace 7-year CEO Dan Hesse starting August 11th. Claure had previously served on Sprint’s board since January. Brightstar is an international supply chain provider for the cellular industry, so the move is not entirely a stretch. SoftBank, Sprint’s parent company, […]

Griffin’s Olli Retail Mobile Point of Sale Case Wins 2014 Bronze IDEA Award


Griffin Technology’s Olli Retail line has been given the 2014 Bronze IDEA award by the Industrial Design Society of America. IDSA will present the award to the company during their IDSA International Conference in Austin during the middle of August. The Olli is a mobile Point of Sale system for the iPhone 5/5S, 5th Generation […]