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tk13
10-09-2006, 03:43 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_bi_ge/google_youtube

Google snaps up YouTube for $1.65B
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer
5 minutes ago


SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. snapped up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion Monday in deal that catapults the Internet search leader to a leading role in the online video revolution.

The all-stock acquisition unites one of the Internet's marquee companies with one of its rapidly rising stars.

The price makes YouTube, a still-unprofitable startup, by far the most expensive purchase made by Google during its eight-year history.

Although some cynics have questioned YouTube's staying power, Google is betting that the popular Web site will provide it an increasingly lucrative marketing hub as more viewers and advertisers migrate from television to the Internet.

"We are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers," said Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive officer.

YouTube will continue to retain its brand, as well as all 67 employees, including co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

dirk digler
10-09-2006, 03:45 PM
I really wish I had thought of YouTube. It was such an easy concept.

Fish
10-09-2006, 03:46 PM
GoogleTube?

4th and Long
10-09-2006, 03:48 PM
GoogleTube?
Yoogle. :p

JBucc
10-09-2006, 03:49 PM
I really wish I had thought of YouTube. It was such an easy concept.Lets you and me make a version of YouTube for pornographic videos and other videos deemed inapproprate for regular Youtube. All wannabe porn stars could upload their videos onto our site and let all the major studios see them.

L.A. Chieffan
10-09-2006, 03:50 PM
Ryan Sims: "Chump change".

Pitt Gorilla
10-09-2006, 03:51 PM
Lets you and me make a porno.

L.A. Chieffan
10-09-2006, 03:51 PM
Lets you and me make a porno version of YouTube. All wannabe porn stars could upload their videos onto our site and let all the major studios see them.

dude if your serious, i got your back

JBucc
10-09-2006, 03:51 PM
Dammit

DaFace
10-09-2006, 03:52 PM
Guess that means Google Video is toast?

SLAG
10-09-2006, 03:56 PM
Lets you and me make a version of YouTube for pornographic videos and other videos deemed inapproprate for regular Youtube. All wannabe porn stars could upload their videos onto our site and let all the major studios see them.
Already done

www.pornotube.com (http://www.pornotube.com)

i

JBucc
10-09-2006, 03:57 PM
Already done

www.pornotube.com (http://www.pornotube.com)

iSon of a dukey. I was going to name it pornotube too. Guess I'm not very creative.

L.A. Chieffan
10-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Already done

www.pornotube.com (http://www.pornotube.com)

i
Doh!
I mean, I can't believe someone would have thought of that. Where did this countries morals go?

dirk digler
10-09-2006, 04:01 PM
Already done

www.pornotube.com (http://www.pornotube.com)

i

:banghead:

Damn that was a great idea jbucc

Demonpenz
10-09-2006, 04:35 PM
there already is a porn site like you tube. I think it is beavertube.com or soemthing

Calcountry
10-09-2006, 04:45 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_bi_ge/google_youtube

Google snaps up YouTube for $1.65B
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer
5 minutes ago


SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. snapped up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion Monday in deal that catapults the Internet search leader to a leading role in the online video revolution.

The all-stock acquisition unites one of the Internet's marquee companies with one of its rapidly rising stars.

The price makes YouTube, a still-unprofitable startup, by far the most expensive purchase made by Google during its eight-year history.

Although some cynics have questioned YouTube's staying power, Google is betting that the popular Web site will provide it an increasingly lucrative marketing hub as more viewers and advertisers migrate from television to the Internet.

"We are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers," said Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive officer.

YouTube will continue to retain its brand, as well as all 67 employees, including co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen."That's one point six five billion crispy chicken sandwiches, before taxes."

Phobia
10-09-2006, 04:47 PM
I really wish I had thought of YouTube. It was such an easy concept.

The idea is easy. Execution is the hard part.

dirk digler
10-09-2006, 04:51 PM
The idea is easy. Execution is the hard part.

Coming up with great ideas is very hard for me. YouTube is brillantly simple that is why I probably didn't think of it.

The execution in the beginning wouldn't be too hard though you would have needed alot of money to keep it going.