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paulhgc2002
10-10-2006, 04:10 PM
So today google have purchased you tube for $1.65bn thats 883 million pounds. Can you tube realy be worth this much money ?

Swanny32
10-10-2006, 04:13 PM
in my opinion no way and i work in the internet industry, however Google have a lot of experience in the internet market and have been known in the past to purchase particular websites and turn them into huge money makers, only time will tell.

paulhgc2002
10-10-2006, 06:29 PM
833 million pounds :sob:

the elusive k
10-10-2006, 06:39 PM
I'm a little suprised at this myself. How do they plan to make money out of it, it is after all a free site. I can't believe that they could recoup that figure any time soon by selling advertising space and making it a pay site would cut the users drastically (plus there is the huge amounts of copyrighted material on there to deal with too).

st albans
10-10-2006, 06:49 PM
the quality of the videos are wank

AndyStreet
10-10-2006, 06:57 PM
Yes it is. They have a 46% share of the online video market. They've also signed revenue-sharing deals with large entertainment outfits, including CBS, Sony, BMG Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. They'll have to deal with the level of copyrighted material on there, but with their market share and the strength of the brand which has already become synonymous with online video it should prove to be a profitable venture for Google.

selhurst
10-10-2006, 06:59 PM
It does sound like a huge amount of money. But then again YouTube has a huge potential, attracting an estimated 72 million individual visitors each month. It wouldn't surprise me if YouTube broadcast TV programmes in the future, complete with adverts. I can't see it ever becoming a totally pay-per-view site, but I suppose it is possible that some pop concerts could be broadacst as pay-per-view in the future.

paulhgc2002
10-10-2006, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by selhurst
It does sound like a huge amount of money. But then again YouTube has a huge potential, attracting an estimated 72 million individual visitors each month. It wouldn't surprise me if YouTube broadcast TV programmes in the future, complete with adverts. I can't see it ever becoming a totally pay-per-view site, but I suppose it is possible that some pop concerts could be broadacst as pay-per-view in the future.

SO ONLINE TV ON THE HORIZON

cumbrian_eagles
10-10-2006, 08:43 PM
haven't google been talking to intel about their viiv platform? I can't see google throwing that kind of money around if they don't see any future in it. Its been a good couple purchases for them, youtube and some garage they started in. Alright if you've got the money eh?

dave_who_ru
10-10-2006, 08:50 PM
As Google has a market value of US$130bn they can certainly afford it. It's worth it just to stop YouTube falling in the hands of a company like Microsoft.

Amazingly Google's share price has gone from $100 to $430 in little over 2 years.

gadford4th
10-10-2006, 08:54 PM
How many videos are there on youtube? I'd like to know how much the price equates to per video.

paulhgc2002
10-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by gadford4th
How many videos are there on youtube? I'd like to know how much the price equates to per video.

now that has to be question of the year :p

cumbrian_eagles
10-10-2006, 09:10 PM
it says in one bit they're recieving 65,000 clip uploads a day!!!

prs100
10-10-2006, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by gadford4th
How many videos are there on youtube? I'd like to know how much the price equates to per video.
YouTube Stats (http://www.micropersuasion.com/2006/08/youtube_by_the_.html)

So that's $270 per video (Assuming we're working with US billions)

gadford4th
10-10-2006, 09:26 PM
Thankyou PRS100. you are truly magnificent.

paulhgc2002
10-10-2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by prs100
YouTube Stats (http://www.micropersuasion.com/2006/08/youtube_by_the_.html)

So that's $270 per video (Assuming we're working with US billions)

so what is that per hit ?

rednblue4ever
10-10-2006, 09:58 PM
Does youtube make it's money from advertising or what?