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Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Official


#Amazon rachète #Twitch c’est officiel

TechCrunch

After months of rumors suggesting that Google was prepped to snatch up Twitch, word broke this morning that Amazon had crashed the party and was about to acquire Twitch themselves.

Sure enough, the Amazon/Twitch deal is done.

Our sources had previously suggested that the deal would close at nearly $1 billion dollars. We’re digging on the final price right this second, but are still hearing that it was very close to $1b. Update: Amazon confirms that the final price was $970M in cash

This news might come as a surprise to many. While the earliest reports of Google’s talks all seemed to contradict each other, later reporting labeled as « confirmation » of the deal paired with silence on Google/Twitch’s end lead much of the Internet to believe the deal was sealed. When Twitch made some controversial changes to their platform policies a few weeks back, many a commenter pinned the blame…

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