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    Default Google Snaps Up YouTube for $1.65B

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. (GOOG) snapped up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion Monday in deal that catapults the Internet search leader to a leading role in the online video revolution.

    The all-stock acquisition unites one of the Internet's marquee companies with one of its rapidly rising stars.

    The price makes YouTube, a still-unprofitable startup, by far the most expensive purchase made by Google during its eight-year history.

    Although some cynics have questioned YouTube's staying power, Google is betting that the popular Web site will provide it an increasingly lucrative marketing hub as more viewers and advertisers migrate from television to the Internet.

    "We are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers," said Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive officer.

    YouTube will continue to retain its brand, as well as all 67 employees, including co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

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    Man is that a lot of money...
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    Especially for an UNPROFITABLE biz.

    The internet is a fad.:p
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    That means that in a short time, YouTube will probably be as heavily censored as Google videos are now.
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    Shifting to Plan B

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    I was thinking the same thing.. after they clear out anything potentially copyrighted.
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    Google owners are pissing in their pants thinking of advertising dollars.

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    What is that other video site Sony was thinking of buying?

    Sony will no doubt advertise their software and hardware products.
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