Google Attempting To Buy YouTube

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/06/news/companies/google_youtube/index.htm?postversion=2006100612

     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    YouTube would be smart to sell. I've heard grumblings that they don't have much of a plan since burning through their venture capital.
     
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    Pretty Soon Google will officially by the "Internet". People will have Broadband Google.....
     
  4. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    If I was youtube I'd seel and walk away and live on my own island
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    go google go!
     
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    Forbes this month features youtube for it's top story. Basically yeah, they are walking a tightrope now trying to figure out how to keep their consumers instead of becoming a passing fad. They've made a ton of money through sponserships, so they aren't bleeding anymore.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    most of that sponsorship money were advert hits from omega knight apparently.
     
  8. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I bet myspace is the next target.
     
  9. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Too late, Murdoch brought it earlier in the year.
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    On that - I was thinking about this a few nights ago; does anyone think that a large part of the reason that Myspace pages are primarily english-language webpages for, well, english-speaking people is because of NewsCorp's management over myspace? I remember Friendster and facebook making their sites multilingual but I haven't seen it commercialized that overtly on myspace.

    ...or is it just a cultural thing, where word of Myspace just made it through the American and European counterculture/netculture faster and more english-speaking folks signed up than anyone else?

    Boy, I sound like a conspiracy theorist wacko if there ever was one in that first paragraph. :peoples: 
     
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    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, I'll be damned.
     
  12. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    He'll be buying you, too. Eventually... he'll buy everyone and everything.
     
  13. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Guessin' it's a cultural thing. It's like, we don't really have a 2chan. Plus, wasn't myspace originally designed to promote bands?

    Anyway. If google buys youtube I really hope they don't change it. It's hella better than google video.
     
  14. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    If it does, its only a matter of time before all of Youtube becomes Hardcore pornography.
     
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    Given YouTube will get sued out of existance within the next year for copyright infringement, they'd be frigging crazy not to take the money and run like hell.

    Phazer
     
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    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    its called pornotube.com
     

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