What I’ve been reading: w/c 24 August 2015

Why Instagram’s new image orientations is hurting itself; Facebook hits the one billion active user mark; Crown Casino injects $55,555 for local eSports; Why we don’t travel as much as we can; and demystifying Windings.

Welcome to this week’s What I’ve been reading.

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What I’ve been reading: w/c 17 August 2015

The future of eSports and what’s holding it back in Australia; the journey of Airbnb globally and its presence in Australia; I bought a house last year and this is what you should know; and what it takes to be the best in PR. Welcome to the inaugural What I’ve been reading (this week).

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Five new millionaires created next week thanks to playing a game (Dota 2)

Announced at the start of this year, the fifth annual The International Dota 2 Championships (#TI5) will be held from August 3-8 in the United States. With a prize pool that’s larger than the Super Bowl and the NBA finals, many mainstream media like SBS are talking about this event.

Dota 2 is a free-to-play (read: freemium) MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) PC game developed by Valve Software, an American gaming company that’s best known for their Half-Life, Portal, and Counter-Strike series.

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