Amazon Twitch Acquisition

Amazon continues beefing up its gaming initiative with a $1 billion acquisition

By on August 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

Amazon continues beefing up its gaming initiative with a $1 billion acquisition

It was just days ago that viewers all over the world were concerned that Twitch, the most popular video game streaming website on the Internet, might be acquired by Google. Now The Information is reporting that not only has that deal fallen through, but Amazon is coming in to pick up the pieces. According to people familiar with the matter, Amazon is now in “late-stage talks” to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. More →

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Google Twitch Acquisition

Google reportedly acquires streaming video giant Twitch for $1 billion

By on July 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Google reportedly acquires streaming video giant Twitch for $1 billion

Following several reports that the two were in talks, Google has reportedly reached a deal to acquire streaming video giant Twitch for approximately $1 billion. With more than 50 million monthly active users, Twitch is a wildly popular service that allows gamers to stream live video of themselves as well as live feeds of whatever video games they might be playing. Venturebeat reports that Google’s YouTube division is in charge of the deal and will presumably oversee Twitch in some capacity moving forward. Google has not yet confirmed the acquisition.

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Google Twitch Purchase Deal

Google’s next billion dollar purchase is all about gaming… and video

By on May 19, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Google’s next billion dollar purchase is all about gaming… and video

Google is reportedly ready to purchase another company in a deal worth $1 billion, focusing this time on live streaming service Twitch (or Twitch.tv), which is a very popular platform for live gaming videos. According to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Verge, the two companies have agreed on a price and are ironing out the final details of the sale “such as how independent the Twitch company and brand will remain.” More →

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iOS Twitch Game Streaming

You can now broadcast your mobile game sessions with Twitch

By on March 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

You can now broadcast your mobile game sessions with Twitch

Twitch has been making headlines recently as Microsoft and Sony duke it out for a more robust game streaming experience, but the most exciting news from the increasingly popular platform has nothing to do with home consoles. Earlier this month, Twitch announced that it would be bringing live game broadcasts to mobile devices, and now the company is ready to reveal its first mobile partnership. More →

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Xbox One Twitch Stream Quality

Xbox One beats PS4 in game streaming quality

By on March 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Xbox One beats PS4 in game streaming quality

The launch of live game streaming on the Xbox One is still a week away, but Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb took to Twitch last night to show off why the feature has been mysterious absent for the past few months. Reddit user rotj used Twitch Analyzer on the Xbox One stream last night and discovered that the quality of the stream is noticeably better than that of the PlayStation 4. More →

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Xbox One Twitch Game Streaming

Xbox One game streaming coming March 11th with more features than PS4

By on February 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM.

Xbox One game streaming coming March 11th with more features than PS4

Twitch streaming on the Xbox One might have been worth the wait after all. The Associated Press reports that Twitch will be bringing its increasingly popular streaming service to the Xbox One on March 11th to coincide with the launch of Titanfall. Not only will Xbox One owners be able to stream their games live on Twitch, the Xbox One version of the service will also feature voice controls to initiate streams, plus the ability to archive recorded streams and join in on other broadcasters’ games. The PlayStation 4 Twitch app has been criticized primarily for its inability to archive streams. Although the app has been delayed extensively, Xbox One owners will be receiving the full-featured Twitch experience in return for their patience. More →

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Twitch Pokemon Live Stream

70,000 people are trying to beat Pokemon at once, and you can help

By on February 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

70,000 people are trying to beat Pokemon at once, and you can help

The streaming platform popular enough to beat Facebook during peak traffic hours is currently playing host to one of the most ridiculous and entertaining events in its relatively short history. As of this writing, 72,000 Twitch viewers are currently participating in an interactive playthrough of the first Gameboy Pokemon game by entering commands into chat. TwitchPlaysPokemon, as the channel is called, has been running for nearly 5 straight days, increasing its traffic to the point of dominating the top spot on the site consistently. More →

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Twitch Streaming Statistics 2013

Twitch: The streaming platform that’s knocking off TV stations

By on January 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Twitch: The streaming platform that’s knocking off TV stations

It has been yet another year of exponential growth for Twitch, the streaming platform dedicated to video games. Launching in June 2011, what started as a spin-off of Justin.tv has quickly become the most popular resource for video game live streams on the Internet, reaching over 45 million viewers every month. In fact, Twitch reaches more viewers during prime time than MTV, TNT and AMC. More →

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