Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch to Acquire Curse

August 16, 2016 4:03 PM EDT

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Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) Twitch announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Curse, a leading global multimedia and technology company focused on creating content and products specifically for gamers.

Founded in 2006, Curse is home to some of the world’s most popular gaming websites, giving gamers the expertise and tools—wikis, news, guides, and databases—to help them take their gaming to the next level. Today, more than 30 million people visit Curse’s web properties, video channels, social media channels, and desktop application each month.

“We've long been fans of Curse, which is an innovator in the games industry with a strong culture built around its offerings—from Curse Voice and Curse Client to Gamepedia," said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. "While it's still early days for Twitch and Curse, we’re kindred spirits in many ways and are looking forward to working together to enhance our users' gaming experience."

"We here at Curse have been avid gamers and Twitch users for quite a long time, so we're thrilled to be joining the Twitch family," said Hubert Thieblot, CEO of Curse. "I'm really excited to see how we can bring Curse services into the Twitch network, and provide an unparalleled experience to both Curse and Twitch users. This is going to be terrific for the millions of players who use Curse, and for the larger gaming community."



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