How Amazon quietly built a gaming empire

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According to multiple reports, Amazon is acquiring video game streaming service Twitch. It may seem like a surprising move — especially given Google’s reported interest — but Amazon seems intent on building a gaming empire. It started quietly in 2008, but the company’s ambitions became more clear earlier this year with the launch of the Fire TV, a device that doubles as a game console. Twitch could just be one more piece of the puzzle.

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