August 25, 2014 / 7:50 PM / 3 years ago

Amazon.com to buy Twitch for roughly $1 bln-source

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will buy live-streaming gaming network Twitch for roughly $1 billion in a deal expected to be announced later on Monday, a person familiar with the matter said.

Google Inc was previously in talks to buy Twitch, the source said, declining to be named discussing confidential information.

Amazon representatives and a spokesman at Twitch did not immediately reply to requests for comment. (Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman and Malathi Nayak)

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