[Actualités] Amazon achète Twitch

Le 25 août 2014, Twitch a annoncé sur son blogue officiel que le service Twitch serait désormais la propriété d’Amazon, populaire site Web de vente en ligne (notamment pour la vente de livres et de jeux vidéo). Amazon possédera l’intégralité des actions de Twitch d’ici la fin de l’année 2014 pour « un approximatif de 970 millions de dollars en espèces ».

Cette nouvelle frappe fort si l’on prend en considération toutes les rumeurs qui courraient racontant que Google était sur le point de mettre la main sur le service de diffusion Web et de lier le tout aux services offerts par YouTube. C’est l’occasion de dire qu’Amazon a coupé l’herbe sous le pied de Google, géant du Web.

 

Voici l’annonce originale postée sur le blogue de Twitch et signée par son directeur général Emmett Shear :

It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound.

Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance – these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us.

Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start.

Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.

I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles. Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much.

It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us.

Il ne reste plus qu’à voir ce que Twitch nous réserve pour le futur maintenant que le service est sous la gouverne d’Amazon. Cette nouvelle alliance promet de grands changements au site Web, espérons qu’ils seront positifs.

Et vous? Que pensez-vous de cette nouvelle? Faites-nous part de vos commentaires!


Source 1 :
Blog officiel de Twitch.tv
Source 2 : The gadget website

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