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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #1 on: 03:09 PM - 08/25/14 »
What happened with Google?  ???
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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #2 on: 03:11 PM - 08/25/14 »
What happened with Google?  ???

Up until today, it was still a rumor. A plausible enough rumor that most (incl. me) thought it was basically true.

We were wrong.
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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #3 on: 03:12 PM - 08/25/14 »
Hope I get Turbo with my Amazon Prime!
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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #4 on: 03:20 PM - 08/25/14 »
Hope I get Turbo with my Amazon Prime!
Ooo, now THERE is a thought.

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #5 on: 03:34 PM - 08/25/14 »
What happened with Google?  ???

Up until today, it was still a rumor. A plausible enough rumor that most (incl. me) thought it was basically true.

We were wrong.

Or amazon gets @#$% done better..

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #6 on: 05:09 PM - 08/25/14 »
Amazon will put it onto their EC2 system (Better Performance)
Amazon will re-write the APIs (they know what they are doing with them)
Amazon will take advantage of their S3 system for Large Storage (Cough Videos)

This will be glorious

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #7 on: 05:21 PM - 08/25/14 »
Hope I get Turbo with my Amazon Prime!

That would be so nice. I love prime.

Thanks for the incite abc. I'm glad the google deal isn't happening, there was just too many what ifs. While Amazon apparently has a good history of letting acquisitions run independently and be successful.
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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #8 on: 05:32 PM - 08/25/14 »
Didn't see that one coming...

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #9 on: 05:45 PM - 08/25/14 »
Hope I get Turbo with my Amazon Prime!

That would be so nice. I love prime.

Thanks for the incite abc. I'm glad the google deal isn't happening, there was just too many what ifs. While Amazon apparently has a good history of letting acquisitions run independently and be successful.

Except, they have eaten up LoveFilm here in the UK - stripped away game rentals, integrated LoveFilm instant into Amazon - so now you have to pay for both Amazon Prime membership and LoveFilm by Post seperately, whereas it was a single monthly fee (Game rentals, movie rentals and video streaming) before Amazon ripped it apart.

In 5 years times, I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon starts rebranding Twitch into Amazon Prime Broadcast...

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #10 on: 05:51 PM - 08/25/14 »
What happened with Google?  ???

Up until today, it was still a rumor. A plausible enough rumor that most (incl. me) thought it was basically true.

We were wrong.

We weren't wrong.  Google was close to a done deal.  Twitch began to have reservations about innovation being stifled if Google controlled YouiTube and Twitch and Amazon played that angle up and swooped in.

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #11 on: 05:52 PM - 08/25/14 »
In 5 years times, I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon starts rebranding Twitch into Amazon Prime Broadcast...
Maybe, but it's a little different from the video-streaming absorptions they've done.  This will really be the foundation of anything they do, rather than being merged with anything new they do.  I don't see any reason why they'd take an established, not to mention quite nicely chosen, brand name like Twitch and genericize it to Amazon _____, but I guess it's possible.  Maybe if they mean to make it less dedicated to just game streaming and more open to other kinds of broadcasts, which I suppose is what you were saying, so maybe ignore this whole paragraph, now that you're done reading it.   ::)

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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #12 on: 07:27 PM - 08/25/14 »
good, so i wont need to tie my twitch account to a google plus profile + some other stuff the force on you
thats great news ;)
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Re: Twitch acquired by....AMAZON
« Reply #13 on: 08:08 PM - 08/25/14 »
Yea I cant really say I'm dissappointed...  I really didn't I've the idea of Google taking over though. I definitely didn't see this coming.
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