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Goo Tube - Google buys Youtube for $1.6 billion

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

  1. Raisin

    Raisin Active Member

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    #41
    While it is possible the deal could fall through. I don't see any reason why google wouldn't buy youtube if they had the chance.
    SEMrush
     
    Raisin, Oct 6, 2006 IP
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  2. kevinn

    kevinn Active Member

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    #42
    and another example of G taking over the world.
     
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  3. un1x

    un1x Well-Known Member

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    #43
    That's sad, youtube is a young site that depends on copyrighted material, it's only a matter of time before it's shut down or before it has to inforce harsh uploading rules that'll scare users away.

    I don't care what anyone says, no business can survive on copyrighted material.
     
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  4. jessica12

    jessica12 Peon

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    #44
    nice banner, Tyler! :D
    wow.. youtube is only 1.5 yr old :eek:
     
    jessica12, Oct 6, 2006 IP
  5. Sharpseo

    Sharpseo Peon

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    #45
    Did you guys see how Mark Cuban recently said that only an idiot would buy YouTube?

    It would be a good acquisition, in my opinion. Yes, they are having trouble monetizing it, and the bandwidth is expensive. But if the traffic is there, I think they'll find a way to monetize it.

    Most new forms of media are hard to monetize at first. No one could monetize search well for the first few years.

    Edit - He does raise a somewhat valid point about the copyright issue. There are tons of entire TV shows on there. But even if they eliminated all copyrighted material, they'd still have a thriving business of people viewing homemade videos.
     
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  6. Ganceann

    Ganceann Peon

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    #46
    Copywrited material doesn't bother google - they simply quote fair usage policy or freeze the copywrite holder out by allowing them to request copywrited material is withdrawn (instead of google having to seek permission to use copywrited material).

    Also, when google are involved people tend to jump aboard thinking a new gravy train has rolled into the station ... even though it is simply google extending their brand.
     
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  7. khan11

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    #47
    sorry i dont know their bank account number :rolleyes:
     
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    #48
    Not sure, how true is this but If this goes through then yahoo and microsoft will have a problem. Videos are the next big thing on the net, if G gets youtube, it would create a sort of monopoly in this market for Google.
     
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  9. dark

    dark Peon

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    #49
    i like google very much but it looks like Microsoft. i think google wanto be
    monopoly.
    i think oneday we ll talk google buy D-P. :)
     
    dark, Oct 6, 2006 IP
  10. Jeff Smith

    Jeff Smith Banned

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    #50
    Planet Google, formerally known as Earth.
     
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  11. Jelf

    Jelf Banned

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    #51
    yup they buying out anything which competition could get!
     
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    national-parks Peon

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    #52
    I hope Google doesn't buy Youtube -- it's good to have two different choices.
     
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  13. Tyler Banfield

    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    #53
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  14. Winagain

    Winagain Well-Known Member

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    #54
    I think it's an obvious step for google


    Sss
    Ssss step.yahoo Yahho
     
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  15. maldives

    maldives Prominent Member

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    #55
    Bad news certainly!
     
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  16. Kyle H.

    Kyle H. Active Member

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    #56
    lol @ gootube
     
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    #57
    Google came from Mars to rule Earth.
     
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    #58
    Holy crap it ain't paid news for the 67 people who are working at youtube (1.6 BILLION). On Saturday morning the Audi TT salemen will be lined up in the parking lot of the restaurant below their office. I've sure the venture guys will be hauling on this one but with 67 employees they all likely have some sort of deal.

    Company launched in Feb. 2005 according to the WSJ article. Who says the internet millionaires are gone.


     
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    IamNed Peon

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    #59
    You dont need a profitable company to make money with your business as Youtube and myspace have shown.
     
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  20. eldo

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    #60
    youtube owners have achieved what they thought of.they made big return's only in 1 year span.i think they were not going to continue this business anyways with millions going to hosting company per month.

    Btw, now how will google host youtube if it buys..will it create a new hosting company???lol.
    I think this deal will affect rackspace the host's of youtube.
     
    eldo, Oct 6, 2006 IP