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Google To Pay A Cool Billion For Twitch

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Google is to pay a billion for online gaming streaming service Twitch.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/25/twitch-google-gaming-video-site

Twitch lets people watch others play video games. Apparently the average twitch user spends 20 hours a week watching others play games. Pro games players can earn more than professional sportsmen. Google hopes Twitch will reboot their stagnant YouTube service.

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Google is to pay a billion for online gaming streaming service Twitch.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/25/twitch-google-gaming-video-site

Twitch lets people watch others play video games. Apparently the average twitch user spends 20 hours a week watching others play games. Pro games players can earn more than professional sportsmen. Google hopes Twitch will reboot their stagnant YouTube service.

TWITCH

just been there

OMFG - I'm a dinosaur

Commentary snippets

"i'm not even talking about the bowser bomb - I wonder what that feels like all day"

"They're losing their smashballs"

"Oh Dude, so good, so good"

"It's a collision, it has good knock back, good startup"

"it's too phonetic in there"

"without you there is no us"

wtf ?

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Twitch lets people watch others play video games. Apparently the average twitch user spends 20 hours a week watching others play games. Pro games players can earn more than professional sportsmen. Google hopes Twitch will reboot their stagnant YouTube service.

Thanks for that fact-packed paragraph. Presumably these games have real world financial rewards too - or are they all virtual? What game pays best at the moment (in game and from followers)?

(If I ever actually read the FT I'm subscribed to, I would have got most of the answers when this was announced back in May!)

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Youtube used to be cool until Google got their claws into it. Now it's shite. I'm guessing this will go the same way.

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I'm going to start a new website called Spuft, and sell it to Google for billions without working out how to monetise it.

I haven't the faintest idea what Spuft will do, but hopefully I'll sell it before anyone notices.

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I'm going to start a new website called Spuft, and sell it to Google for billions without working out how to monetise it.

I haven't the faintest idea what Spuft will do, but hopefully I'll sell it before anyone notices.

It's a bubble again! :wacko:

People are paying, well maybe not so hard earned, for the never earned!

Would you like a stake in my " Big Top naked Lesbian dildo trapeze jazz circus" web site?

Obviously culminating in the Grand Piano Trebuchet, complete with naked pianist!

And obviously The Strathclyde ladies Double D accordian band!

It is content that oounts!

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It's at this point where I wonder if I'm completely out of touch. I'm aware of the phenomena of watching others play video games. But I had no idea that a dedicated website existed for it, or that the sector was worth £1bn+.

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It's at this point where I wonder if I'm completely out of touch. I'm aware of the phenomena of watching others play video games. But I had no idea that a dedicated website existed for it, or that the sector was worth £1bn+.

The 'sector' probably isn't worth that, the advertising.....

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Plenty of Fishermen - a site that allows you to watch people replying to dating adverts in real time.

I like it

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