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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is acquiring Twitch for over $1 billion

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is acquiring Twitch for over $1 billion. Google attempted to buyout Twitch, but that deal fell through according to sources with Re/Code. This is one of Amazon.com’s acquisitions thus far.

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Twitch is shutting down Justin.tv

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Twitch has announced that it has shut down the Justin.tv website, mobile apps, and APIs. Justin.tv rebranded the company to Twitch Interactive in February 2014 and all resources are focused on Twitch.tv now. There are rumors that Google is going to acquire Twitch or has already acquired it. Here is an announcement that Twitch wrote about the shutdown:

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Google Inc (GOOGL): YouTube reportedly acquiring Twitch for $1 billion

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary YouTube has apparently reached a deal to acquire video-game streaming company Twitch for over $1 billion. Twitch lets Xbox and PlayStation 4 gamers live-stream their gameplay to thousands of viewers at the same time. Recently, over 1 million people teamed up on Twitch to beat a Pokemon game after 390 hours of playing.
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Justin.TV is being renamed to Twitch Interactive

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Justin.tv is the parent company of Twitch. Since Twitch is growing in popularity as a brand, Justin.tv is going to be renamed to Twitch Interactive. Twitch Interactive will be the parent company of Justin.TV and Twitch from now on.
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Twitch Raises $20M In Series C

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Twitch is a video game streaming service that has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Thrive Capital with participation from WestSummit Capital and Take-Two Interactive.  Twitch is hitting around 45 million unique visitors per month.  Twitch is used for streaming gameplay, which is a feature that growing in popularity.
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Twitch Launches An $8.99 Plan To Remove Ads From Their Videos

Twitch is a video game broadcasting and chat community that lets gamers watch live streams of other gamers.  The company has been relying on advertising as their primary source of monetization, but they have now launched an $8.99 per month plan to provide ad-free viewing.  Twitch Turbo users will be able to stream events, matches, and tutorials without any pre-rolls or overlays.

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