08/26/2014 11:10 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

(VIDEO) Amazon to Buy Live Video Portal Twitch for $1Billion, report

Twitch, the live video platform that allows gamers to interact over  the Internet, will be acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.   the site was formerly known as, a pioneering platform for personal live streaming.

Last year, we spoke with chief revenue officer Jonathan Simpson-Bint about the company's fast growth with gamers.  We have republished that video today.

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