One of the very first live TV sites,, has been shuttered. was officially renamed Twitch Interactive Inc. in February of 2014. A few months later, as VentureBeat confirmed on July 24, Twitch was acquired by Google for $1 billion.

​”​Since we are now making Twitch the focus of the company’s resources, ​I wanted to ensure you saw we ​just ​​closed,” says Twitch spokesperson Chase (he goes by his first name only) in an email to VentureBeat minutes ago.

From the website: “Unfortunately that means we need to shut down We thank all of our broadcasters and viewers for 7 years of live video memories.”

“We are immensely proud of’s legacy. Not only is it the birthplace of Twitch, but it was the pioneer of live video on the Internet,” said Kevin Lin, COO, Twitch.

“It holds a special place in our hearts, as well as a special place in the history of the Internet, and will be missed.”

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Founded in June 2011 and acquired by Amazon in 2014, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 millio... read more »

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