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  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 10, 2020
    Amazon

    Amazon announced the rebranding Twitch Prime

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 10, 2020

    On August 10, 2020, Amazon announced the rebranding Twitch Prime, the live-streaming site, in another attempt to crack the video game market after failing a big-budget game effort. With Twitch Prime, users will be given a free subscription to Twitch, with free games from small studios and discounts for larger titles like Grand Theft Auto and League of Legends.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
    Joe Biden

    Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 11, 2020

    On August 11, Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, making her the first African American and South Asian American vice-presidential nominee on a major-party ticket.




  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 13, 2020
    Oculus

    The "user" Data

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 13, 2020

    On August 18, 2020, Facebook announced that all "decisions around use, processing, retention, and sharing of [user] data" on its platforms will be delegated to the Facebook social network moving forward. Users will soon become subject to the unified Facebook privacy policy, code of conduct, and community guidelines, and all users will be required to have a Facebook account to access Oculus products and services.




  • Lisbon, Portogal
    Saturday Aug 15, 2020
    Lionel Messi

    Estádio da Luz earthquake

    Lisbon, Portogal
    Saturday Aug 15, 2020

    Messi suffered his worst defeat as a player as Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 8–2 in a one-off tie in Lisbon, leading to another disappointing exit from the Champions League.




  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2020
    Oculus

    New policies

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2020

    Standalone account registration became unavailable in October 2020, all future Oculus hardware (beginning with Oculus Quest 2) only supported Facebook accounts, and support for existing standalone Oculus accounts on already-released products will end on January 1, 2023. Facebook stated that this was needed to facilitate "more Facebook powered multiplayer and social experiences" and make it "easier to share across our platforms". Facebook stated that users would still be able to control sharing from Oculus, maintain a separate friends list within the Oculus platform, and hide their real names from others.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2020
    Joe Biden

    Biden was officially nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2020

    On August 18, 2020, Biden was officially nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention as the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 2020 election.




  • Worldwide
    Wednesday Aug 19, 2020
    Lothar Meyer

    Google celebrated his 190th birthday

    Worldwide
    Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

    On 19 August 2020, Google celebrated his 190th birthday with a Google Doodle.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 24, 2020
    Donald Trump

    Trump became the Republican nominee

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 24, 2020

    Trump became the Republican nominee for the 2020 United States presidential election on August 24, 2020.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 25, 2020
    Lionel Messi

    Desire to Leave

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

    Following growing dissatisfaction with the direction of Barcelona on and off the field, Barcelona announced that Messi sent the club "a document expressing his desire to leave" on 25 August 2020.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2020
    Lionel Messi

    "build a team around the most important player in the world"

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

    On August 26, Barcelona's sporting director Ramon Planes iterated the club's desire to "build a team around the most important player in the world" and affirmed Messi will only be able to leave should a buyer pay his €700 million buyout clause; a reported early termination option available in Messi's contract (which would have allowed him to leave the club for free) could only be exercised if he had communicated his decision to Barcelona by 31 May 2020, although the player's representatives argued the deadline should be set to 31 August, due to the adjourned 2019–20 season. On 30 August, La Liga issued a statement stating Messi's contract and buyout clause are still active.


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