Earlier this year, we first heard about Google s plans of buying live streaming service Twitch. While there is no official word from either of the companies, the deal has reportedly been sealed, VentureBeat reports. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, moreAlso Read - Google bans 3 dangerous apps from Play Store for stealing personal data: Uninstall them now
According to the publication, Google has paid $1 billion for Twitch, which is in line with the earlier report. The startup founded in 2011, is highly popular among gamers who share live feeds of their games, and has also seen a rise of competitive gaming as a spectator sport. The service boasts more than 50 million monthly active users, and more than 1.1 million users share videos every month. Also Read - Happy Dusshera 2021 messages, images, stickers, quotes: How to create, send Happy Vijayadashami greetings via WhatsApp
The YouTube team is said to be handling the deal, and is likely to manage the service in the future. As mentioned above, there is no confirmation of the deal from either of the companies.