Twitch Interactive, a massive online streaming service has officially announced that they have been acquired by Amazon.com.
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. – Emmett Shear – Twitch Interactive CEO
This comes as surprising news as Google was initially in the deal to buy Twitch Interactive but was unable to close the deal due to anti-trust issues. This deal however was never revealed publicly.
So what do you think of this new acquisition? A better deal than Google.
Source: Twitch Blog