Google is buying video-sharing website YouTube for $1.65bn (£883m) in shares after a weekend of speculation that a deal was in the offing. The two companies will continue to operate independently, Google said as it announced the news on Monday. YouTube, launched in February 2005, has grown quickly into one of the most popular websites on the internet. It has 100 million videos viewed every day and an estimated 72 million individual visitors each month.End of a myth or beginning of an era? My bet is that Youtube will stay very much as it is with better integration with Google and probably with Blogger too.
mardi, octobre 10, 2006