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News Google to buy YouTube for US$1.65b

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 10 Oct 2006.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    That was a bit out of the blue wasn't it? I thought fox were supposed to be buying them . . .

    But yeah, I can certainly see google doing a lot more with the service than anyone else would. Hopefully they don't introduce subs.
     
  3. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    If they do introduce subscriptions, it'll probably be for HD videos.

    - H.
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    They'll just get more revenue from the ads, google will probably make profit within 2 years.
     
  5. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    Does this mean the death of google video or not?
     
  6. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I would imagine so.

    and if anyone tries to sue them they have the perfect defence. "if you sue us, no-one will ever visit your site through google search ever again.... how many people visit your site through google by the way? lots? I thought so... Now, are you going to sue us?"
     
  7. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    I like Google taking over upstarts and the likes, whereas if Microsoft did it, I (and many others) would be dead-against it.

    And I like their mission "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
     
  8. Buzzons

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    Well meh, I see no reason why MS should get bashed for taking over "small" companies where as Google who are getting just as powerfull (if not more) do not? (if your in the UK, googlemaps//googleearth is now used on the BBC news to show where stuff is, i mean WTF!)
     
  9. stephen2002

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    I would personally love to see the video resolution double, but considering Google's own video service and just about all of the video services out there run at the same 320x240ish resolution I don't expect to see that anytime soon.
     
  10. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    its because microsoft go arround doing nasty things to little people.

    for example, my favorite, when microsoft sued Mike Rowe who happened to be a software developer and had a website called mikerowesoft or something like that....

    google is just a far more human company and people like them for that.
     
  11. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    Didn't he get a free xbox and MCSE training out of it all though ?
     
  12. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Exactly. Take Microsoft swallowing up the small game developers for example.

    On a side note, I couldn't find anything on You Tube's site that stated it was being purchased by Google. In their blog it also mentions that they're funded by what seems to be big multi-nationals.
     
  13. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    Clicky

    It's been at the very top of the front page all day, I would assume if it's a fake it would have been torn down by now

    No wonder they have such huge unnatural grins lol
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    i love the way a lot of the comments seem to slam google.
     
  15. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    This is exciting. If nothing else google may be able to give the site an overhaul and get it better organized. Google seems to be good at that kind of thing after all.... first and foremost they are a search engine.

    This sounds like something that both youtube and google have agreed upon together. Not like some other companies just decideding they want to buy another and anexing it. Though its easy to bash microsoft for everything bad that happens. Simply put they cannot be held responsible as a bad guy for capitalizing on opportunities.
     
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