Google reportedly seals the deal on Twitch $1 billion acquisition

By Shawn Knight
Jul 25, 2014
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  1. Google has agreed to purchase game livestreaming service Twitch for $1 billion according to sources familiar with the matter. Both companies have declined to comment as of writing.

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I bet Google will force Google + within a year like they did with Youtube...
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    I hated it like the next guy but it's slowly and I mean, extremely slowly growing on me. I think I am just sucking it up and coming in terms with the idea of it being around for some time...
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    I never knew what Twitch was so I ambled over to the site now and all I saw were kids playing video games... Now I like playing video games myself but there is nothing as boring as watching someone else play. Not for me thanks.
  5. If this is legit, it is a great move by Google. Twitch is getting more popular everyday, and so is watching gaming tournaments. Heck ESPN is broadcasting Dota 2.
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 807   +270

    It would be nice if they don't ruin it with G+. I watch Twitch for the tournaments and such.
  7. Uh oh. Anyone remember the days when youtube didn't force you to watch video ads before your video? That was before Google bought that too. The worst part is twitch already has ads...
  8. So apparently when I posted the above post as a guest, I accidentally double posted although I clicked "post as guest" about 4 or 5 times because the page was not doing anything. It only showed up twice, thankfully. Why? Because TECHSPOT's page would not load, specifically to post on THIS article. In fact, while using the same browser window, I was able to open a new tab (in firefox) to another techspot article AND post NORMALLY on a separate TECHSPOT article page WHILE this was happening. My computer was not somehow freezing just for one specific tab, this was TECHSPOT not working correctly. I even bothered to check the same article to see if any of my posts were showing up which they did NOT until about 10 seconds later. Then it showed up as a double post. So what happens? TECHSPOT BANS ME FOR ITS OWN FAULT!
    Obviously, I'm going to post this publicly because this has probably happened to others if it can happen to me. I'm now having to post through a proxy. Don't worry though techspot, I'll be sure to wait for minutes next time something similar happens with YOUR website.

  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Guest, what was this other article you mentioned and what user name was banned?

    Perhaps I misunderstood your post but if you were posting as "Guest" with other tabs open, then any other posts you made will also be posted as Guest. If you were posting as Guest, you can't be banned since the forum can't tell you apart from any other guest. Banning individual guests is not an option for us.

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