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  1. Amazon Snatches Up Video Site for Nearly $1B

    The online shopping giant’s got game. Video game play has become such a popular spectator sport that Amazon’s forking over $970 million to buy Twitch Interactive, a service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play. Some 55 million people tuned into the San Francisco-based Twitch last month to watch “billions of minutes” of playtime — a potentially attractive platform for Amazon advertising. Google and other aspiring Twitch suitors must now simply watch how the game is played.

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