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    Google to buy Youtube

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15157075/
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Internet search leader Google Inc. is in talks to acquire the popular online video site YouTube Inc. for about $1.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter.
    Mountain View-based Google and San Mateo-based YouTube are still at a sensitive stage in the discussion, the newspaper reported on its Web site.
    The blog TechCrunch had reported on rumors of the acquisition talks. Representatives from Google and YouTube did not immediately return calls to The Associated Press.


    Founded in February 2005 by three former employees of eBay Inc.’s PayPal electronic-payment unit, YouTube is surging thanks to the increased availability of high-speed Internet connections and gadgets such as camera phones and digital cameras capable of taking video. Most of YouTube offerings are short amateur clips, although professional filmmakers, television networks and even political campaigns have posted materials.
    YouTube users watch more that 100 million videos daily, and the site’s market share tops that of similar services offered by Google and other popular Web sites, according to some research firms.
    Google’s video service lets everyday users post clips, too, and unlike YouTube, Google also gives them the choice of selling video. All YouTube clips are free.
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    That would really suck if google bought out youtube.

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    Ya, it would be how you say, uh hula hula...gay.(Mad TV?)

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    It happened, for about 1.65 billion American. Copyright lawyers are crackin' their knuckles as I write this! All the illegal uploading etc. will mean a field day for those high priced mouthpieces! And, you can probably expect to pay for it in the future, wouldn't be a bit surprised.

    It was nice while it lasted.

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    Damn it!
    Can't these multi-billionaire c***suckers just leave anything pure?
    They smell money everywhere.
    Youtube will be ruined or a paysite.

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    Just think, youtube has only been around for about 18 months or so, founded by two guys (I think) in their garage of all places, and are now selling the buisness for $1.65 Billion! Fuck, am I in the wrong buisness!

    I just hope Google doesn't start charging for it. What will they call the site now? Any guesses? Googtube?


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    gaytube, with all the good music related stuff deleted.
    It'll be a paysite for myspace posers showing what they did last saturday night.

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    I really hope it doesn't become like that!


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    Google already has a damn video page. They are like the Gene Simmons, if you will, or the Donald Trump, if you will, of the internet.
    Soon they will have everything, and then I will only have to be banned once, and gone for good.

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    I hate when stuff like this happens. When something great is free someone has to come in and take it away or make you pay for it. I really hope YOUTUBE doesn't get bought out by google cause it'll just take away all the great memories of classic rock bands.

 

 

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