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Mobile Minutes: Facebook lobbies for speed; Amazon pilots on Twitch; SoftBank’s PokeStops; Messenger instant video

Amazon taps $1B focus group by streaming shows on Twitch Inc. has discovered a new use for Twitch Interactive Inc., which it purchased two years ago for about $1 billion. Seeking feedback from Twitch’s highly engaged audience of 10 million daily users, Amazon streamed two original TV-show pilots produced by its own studios on the gaming Web site.
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Pokemon Go deal lifts SoftBank, Nintendo
SoftBank announced a deal with Niantic, the augmented reality game’s developer, to designate 3,700 of SoftBank’s retail phone stores in Japan as Pokemon Go hotspots, known as PokeStops, and Gyms within the stops.
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Facebook Messenger launches instant video
Facebook is adding a new feature to Messenger: the ability to share video with friends while conversing with them in the mobile app.
Read more on USA Today