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Amazon ready to snatch Twitch away from Google: more updates

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thats actually a possiblility. but honestly im more curious as to why? why does amazon want to get into video/game streaming? as far as i know they've had no former interest in it.  at least google made sense with possible youtube integration, which would have been cool.  i see no reason whatsoever to why amazon would want this

They have experience related to Twitch, more on the infrastructure side though.

 

Most people don't realize but Amazon is huge in the cloud infrastructure/compute field.

 

Check out their digital media services on AWS (Amazon Web Services) http://aws.amazon.com/digital-media/?nc1=h_l2_d

 

If you go to the drop-down menu in the top-left you'll see all the other cloud infrastructure services they provide. To give you an idea of how big they are, Netflix and Dropbox both use Amazon Web Services to provide nearly all of their services.


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a fair point. but i dont see what amazon gets out of it


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I'm happy it's not google.


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As much as I love my amazon I prefer Google.  :(

 

 

I want my amazon prime to include twitch turbo now, that would be awesome. 

 

But, if this happens I will be less sad.


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I want my amazon prime to include twitch turbo now, that would be awesome. 

 

That sounds reasonable.


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What's to stop google from just buying amazon?


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Would love to see how Amazon benefits from this. I wonder if this might impose a contract between livestreamers using music and their storefront?

 

Very interesting.

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This could be sweet.

 

With Amazons servers, we will hopefully get real-time streaming instead of this 30 seconds delay garbage.

They could also change the contentID to identify the music being played on the stream and provide a link to buy it from Amazon instead of stupidly muting the stream as well as a link to buy the actual game from them.


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It appears as though Amazon has entered the war for Twitch with an opening salvo of approximately $970 Million. Thoughts? Concerns? Need to use this topic as a soap box? Go ahead!

 

I would welcome Amazon owned Twitch more readily than I would Google, as Amazon would be more careful to leave existing functionality. If they do decide to more heavily monetize Twitch I believe they could do a far better job than google even if their software support isn't as vast as google's could potentially be. 
 

"Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. "Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster to build new services for the gaming community."

 

Of course what bid for a popular company is complete without a seemingly empty promise of what's to come, but something about his pitch makes me believe they'd benefit both Twitch streamers and users as opposed to using it as another venue for capital.

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Wow this sure hasnt been posted already, nor is it from much earlier today! :D


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