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2014-05-19T00:40:11Z
Twitch is a popular platform for watching and sharing video game footage, seeing top-notch players broadcasting their thing, enjoying special events, and more--and now it’s the property of Google, via YouTube. According to Variety, YouTube acquired Twitch for a cool billion dollars. The deal is reportedly an all-cash offer and will be announced shortly.

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Twitch says that it has over 45 million visitors per month. It was just in February that Microsoft announced that it would finally add Twitch livestreaming to the Xbox One, which we pontificated would bring about new features.

We were partially right, insofar as things are shifting, but seeing Twitch go to YouTube is a surprise. The question now is whether the YouTube crew sees Twitch as an easy moneymaker that could benefit from YouTube’s technology and back end or if we’ll see changes to the gaming streamer.
RShamik
2014-05-19T01:06:07Z

Well this could go horribly wrong... or right

TyHoffman
2014-05-19T01:07:39Z

its true! http://www.thepublicoutlook.com/public-outlook/youtube-in-talks-to-acquire-twitch-for-1-billion

ThomasBlake
2014-05-19T02:17:11Z

I bet partnership requirements will change

GeorgeSafford
2014-05-19T05:17:06Z

http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/google-might-be-on-track-to-buy-twitch-for-more-than-1-billion/

RobertBoone
2014-05-19T06:52:38Z

I usually don't mind when Google/YouTube buys something. But this might not be a good thing for Twitch. In time we will see.

LoganWilliams
2014-05-19T08:56:19Z

Nooooooooooooo.......m

JoeBoyle
2014-05-19T16:13:59Z

But in the end, a monopoly of any service results in the user getting a [censored]deal