Google bought YouTube. But, what exactly is YouTube and is it worth the $1.65 billion Google bought it for?
YouTube is a popular free video sharing web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. It is arguably the industry-equivalent of Napster when songs were able to be downloaded for free. Now, a new market exists for downloading and sharing free videos.
So, what kind of content is on these videos. They range from sport clips, commercials, home videos, and inventions. Feel free to check out one of our favorites: the robot. It is a student-created robot that moves, speaks, and reacts.
Is this a good deal for Google? Absolutely! Google has acquired several companies, such as Picasa, for picture viewing and editing. The next logical step is videos. Since the new computers can play videos with easy, this is a smart move by Google.