Steven Asarch

reporter, Newsweek

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The website Twitch was known mostly to gamers, but now it’s become more mainstream, with 15 million daily active users.

Streaming platform Twitch gains traction beyond gamers

The website Twitch was known mostly to gamers, but now it’s become more mainstream, with 15 million daily active users.

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