Hot Five: Streamlabs Q3 report, Influencer closes £3m funding round and Instagram launches dark mode

Hot Five: Streamlabs Q3 report, Influencer closes £3m funding round and Instagram launches dark mode

To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in influencer marketing, each week we round up the five biggest stories on

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Streamlabs Q3 report: more hours were streamed on Mixer than YouTube Gaming

Streamlabs released its quarterly report this week, which details significant changes and trends in the streaming space over the last three months.

Marketing platform Influencer closes £3 million funding round

Influencer marketing platform Influencer has raised £3 million in a successful round of series A funding.

Instagram launches dark mode and gets rid of the 'following' tab as platform refresh continues

On October 8th, the photo-sharing app launched its own dark mode, following on from the likes of Facebook and Twitter, as well as other apps, including Discord and Twitch. Instagram has also quietly removed the 'following' tab.

PC game clip sharing platform adds mobile games, acquiring Megacool

LA-based video-clip sharing platform has expanded into mobile games by acquiring of San Francisco outfit

Logitech splashes out $89m for Streamlabs

PC giant Logitech has acquired livestream company Streamlabs. The hardware firm paid a cool $89m for the media company, with an addition $29m payout on the way if Streamlabs hits the targets set out for it by its new corporate overlords.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.


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