What makes Twitch worth $1 billion to Amazon?

Posted at 8:09 PM, Aug 25, 2014

Amazon's never been shy about dropping big bucks to nab a company it thinks can broaden its reach. But its latest acquisition is a bit of an eyebrow-raiser.

Amazon will purchase Twitch, a live-streaming service for video game players, according to Twitch's CEO, and The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is shelling out $1 billion to get its hands on the company.

Google was rumored to be in talks to buy Twitch for the same amount earlier this year but those talks reportedly went cold.

For all you non-gamers, Twitch is a service that allows people to stream themselves playing video games. 

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