Google is in discussions to buy Twitch – formerly known as, the pioneering life streaming platform.  As Twitch, it is primarily a platform for gamers to interact via a live video platform.  The early talks have been reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Variety puts a potential sale number at $1 billion.

Last year, we spoke with chief revenue officer Jonathan Simpson-Bint about the company’s fast growth with gamers.  We have republished that video today.