It's been rumored for a while that Google was courting Twitch for a buyout, but now several news organizations are reporting that an actual deal has actually been reached between the tech titans. Since this is unconfirmed at this time, we will call it a rumor, but it appears that Google will be buying Twitch for $1 Billion USD. As we reported previously, it was Google's YouTube division which has been attempting to broker the deal for some time. Here's a quote with a few more details, The question remains, once Google owns Twitch, what will it do with the contracts Twitch has with the Microsoft Xbox Division and the Sony Playstation Division? Most of the time, Google attempts to spread their influence in the most collaborative method possible, but that obviously doesn't happen all of the time.