Google to buy Twitch

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by UrbanMasque, May 18, 2014.

  1. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    Only one billion? That's nothing.
     
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  3. madster111

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    Well, damn There's goes one way for us to stop using that youtube shit.
    We need megavideo to come back better than before.
     
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  4. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    I feel Google would want more people streaming to YouTube.
     
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  5. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    Twitch's streaming tech is better than YouTube's - so YouTube is looking for an infusion of new content in bulk and will probably let Twitch use its infrastructure. Google also is the big "ad guy" in the game, but Twitch is generating some serious ad revenue so that probably played a role too. IMO, Nothing's going to change for a few months, but I'd be interested to see how they fold them in in a year.
     
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  6. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Buy the tech, get rid of competition, and expand into streaming. That's a great move. Wish I had enough $ to hold GOOGL.
     
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    I'd like to hear from Sideshow Mel!
     
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    I'll see to it that Mr. Burns suffers the infernal machinations of hell's grim tyrant
     
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