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Not even kidding: http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou

 

 

Letter from the CEO

August 25, 2014

Dear Twitch Community,

It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound.

Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance - these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us.

Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start.

Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.

I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles. Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much.

It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us.

Emmett Shear, CEO

 

Honestly, I'm really interested in seeing where this is gonna go. As a first reaction, I'm glad Twitch went to Amazon instead of Google, but only time will tell.

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So does this mean I can use my Prime account to have Sela shipped directly to me in two business days?

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I wonder if this means they will still mute vod's with any form of ambient background potentially copywritten music or sounds?

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So does this mean I can use my Prime account to have Sela shipped directly to me in two business days?

 

 

Free shipping if you purchase a Garbad and a book on the history of artillery as well.

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Watch add free with Amazon Prime..... Amazon just wants to control everything you see on the interwebs.

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I hope this will allow people to decide if they're going have a 30 sec delay to the stream or not, as that shit is annoying.

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Yep. AWS is usually rock solid, so I believe there will be a massive improvement in service.

 

yeah, with a connection like this, I know it's not on my end...

 

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I hope this will allow people to decide if they're going have a 30 sec delay to the stream or not, as that shit is annoying.

 

It was due to them switching to the new transcoding system. It was at almost a minute when it was first implemented, and it has been cut down to 20-30 seconds most of the time nowadays. I've read that they're still working on getting it back to a 5 second delay max.

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Some day....  there will be a massive battle IRL in de interwebz. Google and Amazon. Only one will win. That will be a sight to see.

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I live at least 400 miles from any large city (pop>1mil)

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Thank god I live at a nuclear laboratory, power grid is unstable as fuck though...

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