Amazon has confirmed it is acquiring video game live streaming service Twitch for $970 million. The deal’s announcement comes after reports claiming Amazon would purchase Twitch for over $1 billion. Previous reports suggested YouTube was planning to acquire the service. “Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that […]
Twitch has officially closed down Justin.tv, the video-streaming platform that led to its creation. Justin.tv was created in March 2007 by Justin Kan, who initially started the service as a way of livestreaming footage from a camera attached to his head. The platform would open up to other users later in the year, but the […]
Citing sources “familiar with the matter”, GamesBeat reports that Google is acquiring streaming video network Twitch in a deal worth $1 billion. This backs up a previous report in May from Variety, which said the acquisition was taking place, but The Wall Street Journal reported that the discussions between the companies were “at an early […]
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