Amazon «captured» Twitch from Google

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Amazon has confirmed the purchase of Twitch streaming service almost for one billion dollars

 

Amazon «captured» Twitch from Google

Amazon has confirmed the purchase of Twitch streaming service almost for one billion dollars.

In fact the deal amounted to a little less than a billion, in particular, $ 970 million. Before conclusion of contract for Twitch sale there were rumors that such Internet giant as Google was interested in buying Twitch service. Mentioned company already owns YouTube video service, but Twitch would be also "useful" to increase advertising profit.

Amazon also has its own paid video service Amazon Instant Video, and it also would be nice to obtain the reinforcement by gaming audience, which makes the lion's share of the total Twitch’s users.

It’s quite difficult to say now how the new owners will influence further functioning of Twitch service. The main thing is the continuation of fruitful cooperation of streaming service and numerous eSports organizations.

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