Rumor: Google Buys Youtube?

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  1. BartSimpson

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    Rumor: Google To Buy YouTube?

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    The WSJ reports that Google's in talks to buy up YouTube, most likely to supplement or replace their flailing Google Video. As of now, Google Video lets companies like MTV, the NBA, and Nickelodeon sell videos on their store, whereas YouTube is mostly people uploading last night's South Park episode.

    What does this mean to you if it's true? Well, our guess is they're probably going to consolidate the two video sites. Doesn't really make sense to have two sets of developers working on what amounts to the same project. So one of the two is probably going away. As for Google, we'd like to see them work with handset providers and cellular providers so you can get GooTube on your mobile phone. The quality of videos are pretty poor already, so that's great for watching on a 2-inch cellphone screen



    What do you guys think about it?
     
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    lol didn't knew that

    but is google going to buy youtube???
     
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    It wouldn't really matter, Google is fairly liberal with their policies anyway. So if they bought youtube there probably wouldn't be much of a change besides ownership.
     
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    Yeah, I read about it, they are selling it for like 1.6 billion if they do.
     
  6. ThA-ViLLAin

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    Holy crap, the owners of YouTube are gonna make alot a money
     
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    next: google buys microsoft :/
     
  8. BartSimpson

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    indeed

    they can give me that ammount of money :eek: :rofl: :rofl: :lol:


    google buys GR :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Google buys the world!
     
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    even if they did'nt, i would'nt put it past google to buy youtube, cause their(youtude) just gonna collapse in on them selves, with everyone posting stupid 20sec things, and i think their paying like... 2 or 3mil for the site arn't they?
     
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    Jeez that is a lot of money for just a plain little site.
     
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    ^ a plain little site with A LOT visitors lol
     
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    lol, youtube pwns, but it would really suck if what was said in the first post was true.. :(
     
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    lllAE86lll GR Since 2005

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    That a lot of money if they buy O.O !!!!
     
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    I wish I was the owner of YouTube.
     

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