CrunchWeek: Twitch’s $1B Sale, Snapchat’s $10B Valuation, Uber’s Operation SLOG

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You can tell when summer is coming to an end: The weather turns cooler, the days run shorter, and tech news starts to pick up the pace. This week was a great example of the news cycle perking up as we head into fall, giving us a few big stories to talk about for our weekly CrunchWeek show.

Ryan Lawler, Alex Wilhelm, and I got together to talk about Twitch’s $1 billion sale to Amazon, Snapchat’s latest funding round that gives the company a whopping $10 billion valuation, and the latest in the epic battle between Uber and Lyft, the news of Uber’s Operation SLOG driver recruitment strategy.

You’ll also notice we have beers in hand. This is to toast to the last episode of CrunchWeek I’ll be hosting for a few months here, as I’m heading out for a three month leave from day-to-day reporting to concentrate on a book I’m writing. I’ll be back at TechCrunch, and the CrunchWeek roundtable, in December!