Twitter shook the tech press (some of its most loyal users and followers) last year when it announced it had purchased the digital streaming rights — beating out Facebook, Amazon, and Yahoo — for 10 games of NFL Thursday Night Football games.
The general reaction at the time could be summed up as: "Really... Twitter?"
The platform for sharing news articles, funny Vines (RIP) and following trends about One Direction had just beaten out tech giants for some of TV's most lucrative rights? Well, it turned out pretty awesome (at least, concept wise) and now live video has become a pillar of Twitter's core offerings, with the company appearing to be betting big on this content as part of the company's future. Read more...More about Thursday Night Football, Sports, National Football League, Business, and Entertainment
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