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Goo Tube - Google buys Youtube for $1.6 billion

Discussion in 'Google' started by mad4, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. felix

    felix Active Member

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    Google is taking over the world....What's next? a Google OS?
     
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    i'm also waiting to test GOS (Google OS)
     
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    ArcticPro Banned

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    Waste of $1.6 billion.
     
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    moneymakingguru Well-Known Member

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    Ever played Monopoly?

     
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    Wendy Davis from search insider had a great article today.

    In it she wrote the technology that Google bought cost somewhere around $100,000,000.00 and they already had the technology in place so that dollar amount is flushed down the toilet.

    So what Google bought was the user base which cost $1,500,000,000.00

    Seems a pretty damn stupid waste of money considering most of the YouTube crowd probably already uses Google...

    I would bet Google looses at least 30% of that user base, as that amount seems a good estimate, at the amount of people soon to be alienated by the purchase.

    Bright minds????? :rolleyes:
     
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    Snurf Peon

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    WOWO! $1.65 billion! I wonder if they will change the name.
     
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    Haha

    If I had billions of spare cash lying around I'd buy it. They should buy Yahoo just to be the badass 'in your face im rich bitch' (es) of the internet.

    Still, combining two of the biggest sites on the net can't be bad. Wonder if they'll buy things like craigslist as well.
     
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    pjk Well-Known Member

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    IMO, Google will lose out on this. They must have some great ideas in mind and think they will earn it back to be willing to pay that. Man, those YouTube guys must be livin it right now.
     
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    Google: If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em (Google Video vs. Youtube) :D
     
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    interesting how will google video and youtube merge now..
     
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    Link.ezer.com Peon

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    I doubt it somehow. They are keeping it the same.
     
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    This thread is definately comic relief...I love it when guys making like $5 a day post about how stupid Google is and how they are throwing away money for no reason, etc
     
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    Link.ezer.com Peon

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    they may need to keep two names until next stock-holder-meeting
     
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    Haha crazy. Imagine if you were one of the guys that started Youtube.
     
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    1.65 you made a typo. If I was them I would move to some awesome island and just sit on the beach all day long and enjoy life.
     
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    It seems like whenever there is a good idea like digg or youtube or myspace there are ten to fifty start-ups chasing after the same wave, trying to get rich, and my bet is THAT THEY ALL DO, so what if metacafe or the many smaller video players only make 1/100th of what the youtube founders made? they can still retire.

    Eric
     
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    Is this a open bet? will pm me paypal info:D
     
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