YouTube Co-Founder Switches to Google (New York Times)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

YouTube confirmed on Tuesday that Steve Chen, a co-founder and most recently YouTube?s chief technology officer, was no longer working at the company. Mr. Chen left some time ago to work on unspecified engineering projects at its parent, Google.

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Google Argues That It Really Isn?t So Big (New York Times)

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Google handles roughly two-thirds of all Internet searches. It owns the largest online video site, YouTube, which is more than 10 times more popular than its nearest competitor. And last year, Google sold nearly $22 billion in advertising, more than any media company in the world.

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Yahoo Beefs Up E-Mail with Widget Utilities (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Yahoo added over a dozen widgets to its Webmail service today, including integration with PayPal, eBay, YouTube, and These apps will let users do more while within Yahoo Mail, reducing the need to shuffle between Websites and services.

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Google to expand TV ad service to online video (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Internet giant Google is testing a new service that would expand its television-ad brokering business to YouTube and video on other websites, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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Google Tells Users To Drop IE6 (Slashdot)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Kelly writes “Google is now urging Gmail users to drop Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in favor of Firefox or Chrome. Google recently removed Firefox from the Google Pack bundle, replaced it with Chrome, then added a direct download link for Chrome on Google and YouTube. Google’s decision to list IE6 as an unsupported Gmail browser does not affect just consumers: Tens of thousands of small- and …

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Google launches showbiz news site on YouTube (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Google is mounting another experiment in content distribution that might be even more ambitious than its recent launch of original animation from “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane.

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YouTube, Google hit with lawsuit from Italian media company (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Italian media company Mediaset announced Wednesday filed a lawsuit against YouTube and its owner Google, alleging the video-sharing site distributed and exploited its commercial property.

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Sources: Google Video soured company on long-form video (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

As Google begins to make inroads in Hollywood, YouTube’s parent company remains focused on short-form content, according to studio executives.

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