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Google to buy YouTube

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by Sydax, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Sydax Gems: 19/31
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    I'm really not surprised at all about it.
    A week or so ago I read that YouTube wanted to be sold, and many people, including Google people and Mr Gates said that buying YouTube was a crazy idea because is a bomb about to blow; sooner or later lawsuits will rain on them because copyrights and things like that.

    So I knew something was cooking: Google bought YouTube.

    By the way, how many zeros are in 1bn?
     
  2. Carcaroth

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    Depends what country you are in. Most English speaking countries have nine zeros in a billion (a thousand million), but I believe most countries use twelve zeros (a million million). I guess that's just us English speaking world liking to be different ;)
     
  4. Abomination Gems: 26/31
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    1,000,000,000 = billion
    1,000,000,000,000 = trillion

    At least as far as I know.
     
  5. Cap'n CJ

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    What will become of Google Video if they buy YouTube, I wonder?

    [ October 10, 2006, 12:00: Message edited by: Cap'n CJ ]
     
  6. Carcaroth

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    UK Billion = a million million.
    US Billion = a thousand million.
     
  7. Sydax Gems: 19/31
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    That's alot of money...
    I wonder where they get so much money, considering that YouTube hasn't too much adds (or at least I don't see them)
     
  8. Blackthorne TA

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    Wow, I never realized how much a billion was depended on what country... weird.
     
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    Moving this to Techno-Magic...
     
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    I never realised that either. How bizarre. Are we sure that's right?
     
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    Well, whatever the correct sum is, it's a LOT. Hmmh, makes me wonder, why would Google buy a site that's going to face a legion of lawsuits from about all movie companies...
    Or will it? I think it is illegal, but are they really breaking any laws by posting footage from movies, seeing it's non-profit?
     
  12. Harbourboy

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    I wish I had invented YouTube....... I'd donate a few more bucks to SP if I sold a company for a billion dollars (more or less, depending on how many zeroes were in it).
     
  13. Rotku

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    Yes. I thought that was fairly common knowledge :confused:

    Check wikipedia and Ask Oxford, or even Dictionary.com. Sure, not the most reliable sources around, but they work.
     
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