Welcome to Sheppard Mullin’s Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week’s top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team.  Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading:

The Cayman Cup: E-Sports Racing Takes Off

CJ Wilson Racing partnered with Logitech and The Online Racing Association (TORA) to run the CJ Wilson Racing Cayman Cup—an e-racing championship.  The 10-race series got underway this week.

The World’s First Dedicated E-Sports TV Channel

ESL announced its launch of a dedicated eSports channel this week.  eSports TV will be a 24/7 eSports channel and is expected to launch in May.

A Canonical Question in Robot Law: When a Robot Kills, is it Murder or Product Liability?

An expert on robotics law responds to Paolo Bacigalupi’s short story “Mika Model.”

Amazon Posts Fourth Straight Profitable Quarter

It may come as a surprise, but despite its high visibility Amazon has only recently begun turning a profit.  The company has traditionally favored growth over profits, opting for investing in resource-heavy initiatives.  But this week, the online retailer posted the largest quarterly profit in its history.

SS7 Security: The Vulnerabilities of Mobile Networks

SS7 garnered significant public attention this week’s 60 Minutes piece, which showed two German researchers using SS7 to spy on US Congressman Ted Lieu, with his permission.  So what is SS7 and why is it so vulnerable?  Click here to find out.