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Google billion dollar spending spree for YouTube

So, the analysts may yet be proved wrong, as Google coughs up $1.65 billion for YouTube. The popular video-sharing site is still yet to make any profit, so WebTwitcher will be watching with interest over the following months to see how their business model develops. There is a good summary of the run up to the purchase on Boing Boing today, as well as comment in today's Guardian.

If you want to watch a message from Chad and Steve (the YouTube founders), they have, of course, posted a video on their site all about the purchase. They are obviously very excited and WebTwitcher is sure they are on the start of an almighty pub crawl...

 

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