Tuesday, September 2, 2014
(New York, NY) -- Amazon is taking a one-billion-dollar gamble on Twitch. That's how much it's paying for the live video-game streaming website that lets users log on to watch other gamers play everything from Call of Duty to World of Warcraft. It might not seem like a lot of fun to watch from the sidelines when you can play yourself, but the Twitch website attracts millions of viewers. It's beginning to rival prime-time viewership at some of the cable networks.