Today, Variety is reporting that Google / YouTube is set to acquire the video game streaming service Twitch for $1 billion dollars in cash. The deal is currently unannounced and both parties have declined to comment. However, sources close to the deal are confirming that the deal will be announced shortly. This deal will be one of the most significant deals since Google acquired YouTube five years ago.

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