Three reasons why Amazon splashed out almost $1 billion on Twitch

Forget user metrics or Amazon's gaming ambitions. This company gets digital.

What's Amazon thinking? That’s what some in business circles may be asking after the company committed close to $US1 billion to buy out a three-year-old video game streaming platform. That’s right; Amazon’s latest big buy, Twitch, is a service that simply allows you to watch other people play games.

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