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Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

Technology
About 2,200 people watched a gunman's video of his attack outside a synagogue in Germany before it was removed from video-streaming site Twitch.Twitch, which is owned by retail giant Amazon, said five people had watched the video as it was broadcast live.The footage remained online for 30 minutes after the live stream, during which time more than 2,200 people watched it.Twitch said the video was not promoted in its "recommended" feed."Our investigation suggests that people were co-ordinating and sharing the video via other online messaging services," the company said in a statement.The attack happened in the city of Halle in eastern Germany at about 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday.The video showed a man making anti-Semitic comments to camera bef...
2,200 jobs at risk as HMV collapses into administration

2,200 jobs at risk as HMV collapses into administration

Business
HMV has called in administrators after being battered by "extremely weak" Christmas trading on the high street and a collapse in demand for CDs and DVDs. It is the second time in six years that the retailer, which employs about 2,200 people, has fallen into administration.A statement from the company - confirming a story first reported by Sky News - pointed to a "tsunami of challenges" facing UK retailers.It said its 125 UK stores would continue to trade as it held talks with major suppliers in the entertainment industry - with record labels keen to avert the disappearance of the last major specialist music retailer on the high street.The company added that buyers were also being sought to take over the business.The appointment of administrators KPMG was confirmed following...