The History of YouTube

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  • the three creators of YouTube (Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim) shot a video but there was no easy way to share it online

    the three creators of YouTube (Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim) shot a video but there was no easy way to share it online
  • started developing YouTube in Chad Hurley’s garage

    started developing YouTube in Chad Hurley’s garage
  • first video posted called “Me at the zoo”

    first video posted called “Me at the zoo”
  • registered the domain name www. youtube.com

    registered the domain name www. youtube.com
  • remade site and made it more of a community by adding social networking features

    remade site and made it more of a community by adding social networking features
  • 25 million videos are watched per day

    25 million videos are watched per day
  • Total number of videos uploaded reached 25 million (20,000 new videos per day)

    Total number of videos uploaded reached 25 million (20,000 new videos per day)
  • bandwidth cost reached $1 million per month

    bandwidth cost reached $1 million per month
  • viewers were watching 100 million videos per day

    viewers were watching 100 million videos per day
  • Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion

    Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion
  • named the best invention of the year by Time magazine

    named the best invention of the year by Time magazine
  • Viacom sues YouTube for $1 billion for copyright infringement

    Viacom sues YouTube for $1 billion for copyright infringement
  • Viacom loses in court against YouTube

    Viacom loses in court against YouTube