Friday, 25 July 2014

Google May Be Twitchy


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CONFIRMED/FALSE (Cross out applicable) news today, as Google may have purchased streaming site Twitch for $1 billion, according to VentureBeat. However, Google hasn't confirmed this acquisition, and VentureBeat's news is only from "confirmed sources familiar with the matter". However, those sources haven't been revealed, and neither Twitch nor Google has spoken on the matter, so I remain as skeptical as that dog up there. 

Or it could be gas, you never know.

One question arises though: why would Google want to purchase Twitch? YouTube already has streaming capabilities and big YouTube superstars, so why would Google want to buy Twitch for that much if they're the biggest video sharing site in the world? Well, the main reason is that Twitch is YouTube's soul competitor. Sites like Dailymotion, Vimeo and Ustream don't hold a candle to the broadcasting behemoth, and if Google were to acquire Twitch, they would be the supreme overlords of online videos. As well as enhanced streaming capabilities, Twitch would bring in many of their superstars like League Of Legends streamers PhantomL0rd and tsm_theoddone to YouTubes table.

What do you guys think? Would buying Twitch be a good decision for Google? Tell us in the comments below!

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