According to Variety, the online video platform Youtube is about to acquire the Twitch video game platform for $ 1 billion in cash. This operation is led by the new CEO of Youtube, Susan Wojcicki. Recall that Youtube was acquired $ 1.6 billion by Google in 2006.
Created in 2011 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, Twitch is a streaming video game platform, from which users can stream games from an Xbox or Playstation. Twitch registers over 45 million users each month and has raised $ 35 million from Bessemer Venture Partners, among others.
[article rectifié le 27.08.2014]