Google Reportedly Going After Twitch with $1 Billion Buyout Offer

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basketcase87

I look forward to needing a Google+ account to use Twitch.

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spokenwordd

Exactly... It's going to get to the point within a few years that you'll need a social media page to do anything.

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Scootiep

I think this could be a good investment and all so more power to them. But for the love of God Google, start dumping more money into your fiber optic network! We need SOME other option than Comcast!

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spokenwordd

I agree, I think most of us would love to see Google roll fiber out to our localities. Unfortunately the cost is enormous as well as the local, state and federal regulatory barriers being obscene barriers to competitiveness and choice in the area of ISP/Cable TV providers.

I normally hate government solutions to most anything but would love something like the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that would focus on ISPs and Cable TV. Imagine being able to have your choice of provider no matter where you live. Suddenly they would give a isht about providing top quality service at the best prices because you could just go to the other guy.

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Mikey109105

YES! We're stuck with fucking Cablevision/Optimum Online here, and neither Google nor Verizon will bother to bring their fiber networks here, despite the fact that in the tri-state area of NY, NJ, and Connecticut, our town has been the one thats provided a great deal of the workforce to set up fiber everywhere in these areas, and Verizon has politely given us the middle finger every time we ask for them to bring their FiOS network to our town. I swear the day Verizon or Google bring their fiber networks to where I live is the day hell freezes over at this point!

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strykyr

Be careful what you wish for. I have FIOS to my house. They got my mentally challenged brother on the phone and upgraded him $400 worth of services. I now have Time Warner in my house. And no, I don't like it. FIOS was much better. I'm used to comcast and their BS from living in New Jersey for 15 years. I think I've discovered that their is no good provider. Just pick the one that leaves the least amount of bad taste in your mouth...wait..is this politics or internet/cable service we are talking about?