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All that you need to know about Youtube!

1. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jawed Karim, former employees of PayPal, an online commerce website. They registered the domain name in February 2005. It was officially launched in December of that year.

2. In October 2006, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in stocks, just 18 months after YouTube’s creation. Karim received $66 million in Google stock, Chen received $310 million, and Hurley received $334 million.

3. The first month after its creation, YouTube had 3 million visitors. The number of visitors tripled by the third month (February 2006), and then tripled again by July to 30 million visitors. By the end of the site’s first year, the number of visitors reached over 38 million.

4. YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google (bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined)

5. YouTube’s viewers are approximately 44% female and 56% male. Most viewers are 12–17 years old.
All that you need to know about Youtube!
6. In September 2005, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho’s Nike ad “Touch of gold” became the first YouTube video to be viewed 1 million times.

7. Every second there are 46,296 YouTube videos being viewed all around the world.

8. Full HD on YouTube was released in November 2009.

9. Sequoia Capital helped fund YouTube. In addition to helping YouTube, it has also helped PayPal, Apple, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and Zappos.

10. In 2013, Google said it would start offering paid subscription content of certain YouTube channels. The subscription-only videos will include up to 50 YouTube channels. Users will pay $1.99 a month to subscribe to certain channels.
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