Report: Amazon buying Twitch for $1bn

For a while it looked like Google was set to purchase popular game streaming service Twitch (they aren’t limited to game streaming, sorry for the phrasing) but now Amazon has stepped up to the plate and acquired the company.

Citing sources close to the deal, the Wall Street Journal says Amazon is finalizing a $1 billion bid for Twitch. This should impact gamers less than a potential Google purchase since Google wouldn’t be able to force unwanted changes onto the service much like how they did with YouTube.