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Google Buys Twitch for $1B
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Default Google Buys Twitch for $1B - 07-25-2014, 10:26 | posts: 20,964 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Google has signed¬*a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm¬*Twitch¬*for $1 billion, confirmed¬*sources.¬*The deal underscores the value of live Internet streaming and the rise of competitive gaming as a...

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Default 07-25-2014, 10:28 | posts: 13,368 | Location: USA

IMO, Google got it for pennies. Twitch is worth 10 times more, minimum. The add revenue alone will be in the billions.
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 13:30 | posts: 11 | Location: Detroit

Could see that coming months ago. There was some direct competition with youtube, so no more competition there since they are all part of the same company now.
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 14:08 | posts: 707 | Location: Tonawanda

Kiss Justin.tv goodbye.
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 15:28 | posts: 194 | Location: United States

Yea I'm not sure I like this at all. Seems like Google manages to screw everything up that they buy. I mean what's next...Google going to buy Walmart?
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 15:47 | posts: 13,368 | Location: USA

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Yea I'm not sure I like this at all. Seems like Google manages to screw everything up that they buy. I mean what's next...Google going to buy Walmart?
Google doesn't have that much money lol
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 15:58 | posts: 547 | Location: Austria

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Google doesn't have that much money lol
Yet.
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 16:00 | posts: 13,368 | Location: USA

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Yet.
Fair enough
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 16:27 | posts: 623

ya google is turning into a massive monopoly...buying anything and everything internet related...not good!
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 16:29 | posts: 194 | Location: United States

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ya google is turning into a massive monopoly...buying anything and everything internet related...not good!
Agreed. My Walmart thing was a bit far fetched. But in all reality I can see if the whole Comcast/Time Warner merger goes through, Google picking up Comcast since they already have somewhat of a fiber network down. This would save Google the labor in installing it as well as make a nice little customer base already. They're turning into a bit too much of a huge monopoly...
   
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Default 07-25-2014, 18:37 | posts: 867

Invest your time in things that actually try to care about your privacy: https://prism-break.org/en/subcatego...ws-web-search/

https://prism-break.org/en/categories/windows/

Cause otherwise we're going to just exist in a world of monopolies and companies that just exist to rob the dumb masses.

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Default 07-25-2014, 19:29 | posts: 547 | Location: Austria

We probably are existing in a world of monopolies and such companies already. To me it started with the light bulb cartell back in the 19th century, if you have ever heard of it.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 11:09 | posts: 43

**** sake! Here comes google+ bull**** & blocked streams because it got flagged for some bull****!

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Default 07-26-2014, 16:57 | posts: 1,314 | Location: UK

I just hope they don't interfere with people's choice of music playing on their streams.
   
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Here comes GEMA for Germany
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 23:20 | posts: 258 | Location: Wellington, NZ

Content Creators got to be pissed. Those revenue streams just got reduced. Google is not going to pay you twice.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 01:17 | posts: 5,632 | Location: PA, USA

Well whats left?

Microsoft.

Googlesoft?


Windroid 9.1?

Cooooooooool.
   
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Default 07-28-2014, 02:34 | posts: 52

That's one way to grow Google+.

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Default 08-06-2014, 03:39 | posts: 707 | Location: Tonawanda

I called it, Twitch Interactive Inc just shut down Justin.tv. I guess Google/Youtube did not want the extra baggage.
   
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Default 08-07-2014, 13:55 | posts: 707 | Location: Tonawanda

"Twitch has announced a number of major changes to how it system works, it will now flag videos with copyrighted audio, muting the soundtrack, and anything older then three weeks will now get deleted!"
   
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Default 08-07-2014, 14:42 | posts: 621

Twitch to monitor and mute VOD content guilty of using 'unauthorized third party material' (PCGamer)

Twitch eliminates "save forever" option as it moves to improve Video On Demand options (PCGamer)
   
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Default 08-07-2014, 15:24 | posts: 3,749 | Location: Netherland

Poor Twitch Streamers...
   
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Default 08-07-2014, 15:39 | posts: 1,728 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

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Poor Twitch Streamers...
Well, this will just open the door for another company that wants to take over the areas that the new and improved Google Twitch has stopped marketing too.
   
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Default 08-07-2014, 15:47 | posts: 23,365 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

i already had a video muted. it was a test video on the main menu of the last of us. it also got muted.
   
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Default 08-07-2014, 15:55 | posts: 5,854 | Location: Montreal

Netflix's next?
   
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