Acquisition of YouTube by Google completes 1 year

YouTube will win videos in high quality

A year ago, the Google announced the acquisition of YouTube for $ 1.6 billion dollars, the company’s largest acquisition in 2006.

At the time, much was discussed about the real reasons for the acquisition of the largest video portal on the internet, from the financial difficulty in keeping it running to the monstrous traffic capture and how Google would deal with the two products related to online video (Google Video ).

Created in February 2005 by young Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim; YouTube soon became the largest online video site and already had astronomical numbers: 100 million video clips viewed daily, 65,000 new videos uploaded every 24 hours and 20 million visitors per month.

Today, YouTube is Google’s worldwide strategy for online video.

Congratulations to GoogleTube!