Google has been beaten to the punch in buying the video game streaming service Twitch by Amazon. Amazon has announced today that, " Amazon will Acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash."
In a letter from the CEO of Twitch Emmett Shear he stated that, "Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster."
Shear went on to assure that they will be keeping mostly everything the same with their office, employees, the brand as well as their independence.