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Emmett Shear: the Irish-American founder and chief executive of Twitch at the Web Summit last week

Irish-American entrepreneur Emmett Shear created Twitch as a niche product, little suspecting the game streaming platform would attract 140 million users

It’s one of the biggest broadcasting platforms in existence, yet even its founder was surprised by the scale of what was then a niche. The majority of people reading this will have never used the app, yet those who are parents can be near certain their children have.

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