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« on: August 25, 2014, 06:45:40 PM »


Amazon—not Google—reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion


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Well-sourced site The Information (subscription required) is claiming that Amazon is in "late stage talks" to purchase Twitch.tv, the video game streaming site, for $1 billion.

Three months ago, Variety first reported that Google was set to purchase the site for the same amount, but we've yet to hear anything official from either company. We've been starting to wonder if the Google/Twitch deal would ever become official; and if Twitch is still courting other suitors, it would explain why that deal has yet to happen.

I guess I could care less as long as it stays free and relatively without ads a
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 06:54:59 PM »

That's funny.  I thought that Google was going to do it.  Wonder how this will play out with the music IP crackdown they just implemented and whether Google will break the export to youtube that twitch has used.  Or if Amazon will and force you to export videos somewhere else. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 08:13:34 PM »

I guess the title could be changed now

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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. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.

$970 million in cash.  Whoa
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 09:40:52 PM »

Quote from: Caine on August 25, 2014, 06:54:59 PM

Wonder ... whether Google will break the export to youtube that twitch has used.  Or if Amazon will and force you to export videos somewhere else. 

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.  I know a lot of people were using the export to YouTube as their long-term video storage so it'll be interesting to see what Amazon comes up with for that.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 05:54:29 PM »

So what are the ramifications of this?  Does Amazon now own Harkonis?  Can I use my Amazon Prime membership to demand naked Harkonis videos?
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 08:51:21 PM »

I quit the Comixology app cold turkey after Amazon acquired it. I guess I'll have to quit using Twitch now (I have found it great for sharing gameplay snippets without devouring my hard drive space as I with FRAPS).

After Amazon acquires The Internet next year, I guess I'll have to give that up too. Oh well. I still have my typewriter. Amazon can't screw THAT up. icon_eek icon_razz
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 10:19:20 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on August 26, 2014, 05:54:29 PM

So what are the ramifications of this?  Does Amazon now own Harkonis?  Can I use my Amazon Prime membership to demand naked Harkonis videos?

you can always just donate straight to me for my stream and demand naked videos (you won't get them btw, but you are free to demand them if you pay Tongue )
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 01:41:15 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on August 27, 2014, 08:51:21 PM

I quit the Comixology app cold turkey after Amazon acquired it. I guess I'll have to quit using Twitch now (I have found it great for sharing gameplay snippets without devouring my hard drive space as I with FRAPS).

After Amazon acquires The Internet next year, I guess I'll have to give that up too. Oh well. I still have my typewriter. Amazon can't screw THAT up. icon_eek icon_razz

And where else are you going to get overnight shipping on your ribbons?
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 07:54:53 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on August 27, 2014, 08:51:21 PM

I quit the Comixology app cold turkey after Amazon acquired it. I guess I'll have to quit using Twitch now (I have found it great for sharing gameplay snippets without devouring my hard drive space as I with FRAPS).

After Amazon acquires The Internet next year, I guess I'll have to give that up too. Oh well. I still have my typewriter. Amazon can't screw THAT up. icon_eek icon_razz

I'm honestly not sure what Amazon could have done to cause you to drop something you enjoy using because they become associated with it.  I've had nothing but good experiences with them.

I certainly haven't seen them screw something up to the degree you seem to be feeling.

What's weird to me is that you're saying it like everyone is on board with feeling this way, but you're the first person I've come across who has this level of ire for them.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2014, 08:32:56 PM »

And there's nothing in his post history that I can find to explain it.
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