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Amazon, Not Google, Buys Twitch for Over $1 Billion!

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Likely to be considered one of the most surprising business acquisitions for years to come, Amazon has purchased Twitch for $1.1 billion, putting to rest earlier reports claiming that Google would be the one to buy the video streaming company. The pairing of Twitch and Amazon makes more sense than a pairing with google, considering that Google-owned YouTube serves much of the same purpose as Twitch. Still, with Twitch charging basic users nothing to use its services, the question on every gamer's mind is whether that will soon change, and/or if Amazon will use the platform to painfully market its...

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Twitch Shuts Down Justin.tv for Good

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Following Google's acquisition of Twitch for $1 billion, Justin.tv has been shut down for good after seven years in operation. Created in 2007 by the same people behind Twitch, Justin.tv allowed anyone to broadcast videos online using a channel system like YouTube’s. It was announced in February 2014 that the division would become part of the Twitch service and brand, which became "the focus of the company's resources." Google’s acquisition likely only hastened its outright termination. All user accounts on justin.tv have been closed and cannot be accessed. However, filling out this form by no later than September 5 can...

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Google Buys Twitch for $1 Billion, Does that Make You Happy?

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It's done! Following a series of reports, Google has finally bought Twitch for a whopping sum of $1 Billion. The video game-focused live streaming video platform is now part of Google family that includes YouTube and the much-lamented Google Plus. In fact, VentureBeat reports it was the YouTube division that was responsible for the buyout, fueling speculations that Twitch will be integrated into the large YouTube video network. If Google makes it so that the more than 50 million active Twitch users are forced to move their profiles over to Google Plus, it can expect backlash from the gaming community...

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