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Google buys YouTube for $1.65B !!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Cassius, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Cassius

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  2. IndyGunFreak

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    Wow..

    Google must be planning something for it, as thats a helluva investment for something "unprofitable". Or it will cause Google to flop.

    I hope Youtube stays free, thats what makes it so accessible/fun.

    Lets face it though, if for some reason Google starts charging for Youtube, someone out there will start a similar service, that will be just like youtube is now, hoping to cash in just like the owners of youtube did.

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  3. David_G17

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    all they'll do is data mine search tendencies, and use less annoying ads. that's what google does. ;)

    they have no intention of charging users for uploading or downloading (non-copyrighted) content.

    they didn't like the lack of publicity google video got, and they couldn't afford to have someone like MSN or Yahoo buy it.