Amazon, not YouTube, reportedly buying Twitch for over $1 billion

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Twitch is getting bought, but it’s not YouTube and Google that are doing the buying. Amazon has agreed to buy the massively popular video game streaming website for over $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The announcement is surprising in light of recent reports that suggested YouTube and Twitch had already reached a $1 billion buyout agreement to bring Twitch’s platform and massive community under the Google umbrella. News that Amazon and Twitch were in late talks about a deal was first reported by The Information.

Before today’s curve, a pairing between YouTube and Twitch made a lot of sense. Many gamers upload highlights, impressive level playthroughs, and other content to YouTube. But there’s no mistaking the fact…

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