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Acquired byGoogle
Price$1.65B
Date10/2006
TermsStock

General Information

Websiteyoutube.com
Blogyoutube.com/blog
Twitter@YouTube
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Phone(650) 253-0000
Employees
Founded2/2005
DescriptionOnline video sharing

Offices

Corporate Headquarters
901 Cherry Ave
San Bruno, CA, 94066
USA

People

CEO
VP, Product Management
VP, Marketing
VP, Video Online Global Sales
Director, Global Head of Content Operations & YouTube Next
Director, Strategy & Insights
Tech Lead Manager
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Acquisitions

Funding

TOTAL $11.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $11.5M
Series A, 11/2005
Sequoia Capital
$3.5M
Series B, 4/2006
Sequoia Capital
$8M

Competitors

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YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing website created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.

YouTube enables users to upload, view and share videos. It uses Adobe Flash video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including video clips, TV clips, music videos, and amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.

YouTube offers a variety of features, including playback, uploading, quality and codecs, and 3D video viewing. It also offers users the ability to view its videos on web pages outside their website. The videos on the site are playable on both iOS and Android platforms. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.

Most of the content on YouTube has not been uploaded by individuals, but by media corporations including CBS, BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations that offer some of their material as part of the YouTube partnership program. Partners from major movie studios, record labels, web original creators, viral stars, and millions more all have channels on YouTube. YouTube is predominantly an ad-supported platform, but also offers rental options for a growing number of movie titles.

YouTube is currently based in San Bruno, California, and is available in 61 languages.

In November 2006, YouTube was acquired by Google and now operates as Google subsidiary.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Screenshots

YouTube screenshot
Above: YouTube Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/18/12

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Youtube

Sources

  1. Google has acquired YouTube (techcrunch.com) []
  2. YouTube Acquires Next New Networks, Introduces "YouTube Next" Training Squad (techcrunch.com) []
  3. marketwire.com []
  4. news.com.com []
  5. YouTube Hits 100 Million U.S. Viewers, Hulu Surges (GOOG) (alleyinsider.com) []
    YouTube's New Logo Shouts From The Rooftops: "1 Billion Views Per Day!" (techcrunch.com) []
    YouTube CEO Chad Hurley Moving On To Other Projects (businessinsider.com) []
    YouTube Getting 3 BILLION Video Views Per Day (businessinsider.com) []
    YouTube Reaches 4 Billion Views Per Day (techcrunch.com) []
    YouTube Confirms Renewed VEVO Deal, Takes Stake In Company (techcrunch.com) []

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