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YouTube will reportedly acquire Twitch for $1 billion

By Scorpus
May 18, 2014
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  1. According to sources close to Variety, YouTube is about to finalize a deal that will see them acquire video live-streaming website Twitch for $1 billion in cash. The deal is "expected to be announced imminently", and will be the largest...

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  2. ImiStatue

    ImiStatue TS Rookie

    Well...There goes the neighborhood...
     
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  3. Mieksr

    Mieksr TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Sweet Jesus! I just hope twitch tv keeps improving. Often it is the only entertainment I leave on in my living room and I would hate see it suffer.
     
  4. ImiStatue

    ImiStatue TS Rookie

    If anything can be said about the internet... It keeps getting better, It keeps getting better...
     
  5. Unkn0wNx

    Unkn0wNx TS Rookie

    Still a rumour though, if it goes ahead g+ integration will really be bad.
    RIP in pieces twitch...
     
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  6. Oh, great. The last thing the internet needs is another virtual monopoly by the likes of Google. I seriously hope someone else bids on the company to keep competition alive.
     
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  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,188   +244

    Dont you mean Google bought Youtube...
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,240   +1,548

    No one suggested otherwise.
     
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,094   +110

    I hope that if they buy twitch they'll fix their chat servers :p
     
  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +99

    Och and the streamers are going mental. Calm your pants, it's not like they will make it subscription only >.>
     
  11. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,147   +737

    I think he meant 'Don't you mean Google bought Twitch'. Saying Youtube bought Twitch, would be like saying Windows bought something instead of saying Microsoft bought something. And then there's this line...
    Which doesn't make any sense either. Perhaps though because there are two things wrong with it, they cancel each other out. :)
     
     
  12. Movatheaiur

    Movatheaiur TS Rookie Posts: 28   +7

    I predicted this almost a year ago.
     
  13. insect

    insect TS Booster Posts: 221   +62

    As a streamer, we will have to wait and see. Hopefully it will remain open and free as it is now. Also, I hope that I can keep making money from ads (I know YouTube allows this, so probably).
     
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    This would really suck.

    Brought to you by Carl's Jr.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,385   +240

    Well, I can see nothing on the site I'm inrerested in. :)
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,057   +918

    I really hope Google doesnt require us to use Google + on it LMAO.
     
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,240   +1,548

    I thought the same thing reading that line.
     
  18. Hexic

    Hexic TS Rookie Posts: 70   +8

    But Wendig0, it's what plants crave!

    Brought to you by Carl's Jr.
     
  19. S_Brideau

    S_Brideau TS Rookie Posts: 41

    One would think the price would be more than $1B for a site of the size of Twitch.
     
  20. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 688   +48

    Youtube would ultimately destroy twitch the same way it did Youtube. Greedly claim copyright on anything and everything and undercut the user, especially out of just dues(money) If I was a twitch streamer id be very VERY nervous.
     


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