Report: Amazon's Trying to Buy Twitch as Well

By Eric Limer on at

According to The Information (paywall), Amazon is in "late-stage talks" with Twitch over a possible acquisition. This is particularly shocking since it's been previously reported that a YouTube and Twitch team-up for $1 billion (£600 million or so) was pretty much a done deal.

But now it seems Amazon is making a play to steal Google's live stream dreams. The Information says that details are still pretty spotty but that the deal "could be announced shortly," according to someone close to the transaction. [The Information]