Amazon buys the popular web game Twitch Live by 970 million

The online store Amazon today officially announced the purchase of Twitch.tv, the popular video game website in real time, for $ 970 million.
“We hope to learn from them and help them move even faster to create new services for the community of gamers,” said Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, said in a statement.

For his part, Minister of Twitch, Emmett Shear, said, “With the support of Amazon have the resources to provide even better Twitch”.

Both Google, which was about to close its purchase a few weeks ago, as Yahoo already had expressed interest in online gaming website live.
Twitch, launched in 2011, is the leading internet site for video games and broadcast live, and has about 50 million unique visitors per month.

The company generates revenue through advertising and subscriptions advertisers consumers who pay for online gaming.
With this acquisition, Amazon advancing plans to expand its range of broadcast content online and compete with other companies such as Netflix or Hulu.