[Rumor] YouTube/Google Plans to Buy Twitch for $1 Billion

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    It looks like today is a day for merger and acquisition news. This news piece hits the Android target just as indirectly as the last one, but it's still worth relaying the info. Apparently the YouTube division of Google may be in talks to buy Twitch for $1 Billion. This would be the largest deal ever for either YouTube or Twitch. Obviously, this will be Google's way of shoring up their gaming related content for YouTube.

    Here's a quote with a few more details,

    It will be interesting to see what this means for the Xbox One. More than likely, Google would not make any decision which would hurt the user-base of Twitch if they did purchase it, but Microsoft is one of their staunchest competitors. It's possible Google could complicate the Twitch TV deal that Microsoft currently has for the Xbox One.

    Of course, at this point the deal is simply rumor. We will keep you apprised if it actually goes through.

    Source: Variety
     
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