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Google buys YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars

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Google has officially said in a press release that they have bought YouTube for $1.65 billion. However, instead of a simple buyout, Google has agreed to let YouTube run independently. Both companies will work on finding features for each other, and the deal should be closed in Q4 2006. When asked about the YouTube acquisition, Google CEO Eric Schmidt says "This is one of many investments that Google will be making to put video at the heart of a user's online experience. When we looked at the marketplace and saw what was going on, we saw a clear winner in the social networking side of video, and that's what drove us to start the conversations with YouTube." From the YouTube side, the deal is very good for it because of Google's very deep pockets, as well as their long list of advertising contacts. According to Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development for Google, Google used a "synergistic" model to value YouTube. They used a synergistic model because standalone methods of valuing YouTube would have been too complicated.

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That's cool i guess...
 
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wwwwooooooowwwww
i wish i was youtube
 

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To think about the guys who started it, all they wanted to do was share videos with each other.


Damn the luck they have
 
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think they could spare us a little bit of that cash :laugh:
 
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good for them, i wonder when the lawsuits will start for all the copyrighted stuff.
 

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lol ya, youtube's gotta remove some of those stuff.

btw the elephant in your sig need to get his eyes checked hahahaha ;)
 
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youtube started 2 years ago with 11million to start with, now look what the return is...
 

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youtube started 2 years ago with 11million to start with, now look what the return is...
Makes me want to have the success they had. First Google started with nothing and now owns 3/4 of the world, then Youtube wich started with next to nothing compared to what they have just recived, not to mention they get to maintain their company and independence, so who knows whats next. I hope its me with whatever company ill make. I wonder, what do ppl want? :confused:
 

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something thats popular and\or marketable ;)
 

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lol maybe now we can watch this in video form :roll: :




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youtube started 2 years ago with 11million to start with, now look what the return is...
Now let's talk about the tens of millions in operating and bandwidth costs per month, they were dumping out of their pockets.