- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
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.