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  • Chad hurley

    Chad hurley
    Born in 1977, Chad Hurley received a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from the University of Pennsylvania and was later employed eBay’s PayPal division. Currently, Chad Hurley serves as the Chief Executive Officer at YouTube and is considered a whiz at user interface design. As a sidenote: Hurley designed Paypal's trademark logo .
  • Steve Chen

    Steve Chen
    Steve Chen was born in 1978 in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States when he was 15. He was educated at the University of Illinois and and after graduation found employment at PayPal, where he met his fellow YouTube co-inventors and co-founders Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. Currently, Steve Chen serves as the Chief Technology Officer at YouTube.
  • Paypal

    Steve Chen born in August of 1978 in Taiwan.Hurley and Chen met in the late 1990s when both were working at PayPal, the ... the site was free to use, and did not even require viewers to register with an e-mail address, ...
  • The start up

    The start up
    PayPal's Role in YouTube's Creation. YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005. The three founders knew each other from working together at another Internet start up, PayPal.
  • Fisrt Video

    Fisrt Video
    Me at the zoo, is the first video to have been uploaded to YouTube. It was uploaded at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005 by the site's cofounder Jawed Karim, with the username "jawed".Described by The Observer as "poor-quality", the nineteen-second video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo, featuring Karim in front of the elephants, professing his interest in their "really, really, really long trunks".
  • Chen was Promoted

    In 2005, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim and Chen founded YouTube, with Chen having the position of Chief Technology Officer. In June 2006, Chen was named by Business 2.0 as one of "The 50 people who matter now" in business.
  • Most viewed video

    That would be the music video of Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” which has been seen more than 509 million times.
  • Buying Youtube.

    Buying Youtube.
    On October 9, 2006, it was announced that the company would be purchased by Google for US$1.65 billion in stock. The purchase agreement between Google and YouTube came after YouTube presented three agreements with media companies in an attempt to escape the threat of copyright-infringement lawsuits. YouTube planned to continue operating independently, with its co-founders and 67 employees working within Google.
  • Summer 2007, the ads begin

    Google starts rolling out the first ads for YouTube, responding to questions about how the search giant will mint money from its YouTube purchase. The first advertisements are semi-transparent banners that pop up on the lower 20% of YouTube videos.
  • 2007, Viacom lawsuit

    Amid ongoing complaints about pirated movies and TV shows on YouTube, Viacom – owner of the Paramount movie studio and TV channels MTV and Comedy Central – sued YouTube for $1 billion, and said the video site exploited illegal copies of copyrighted works. Viacom last year lost the case, and a judge said YouTube is legally protected from copyright claims as long as it removes videos at the request of copyright holders. Viacom has appealed the court ruling.
  • When i discovered youtube

    I discovered Youtube when i was seven because my other friends watched cat videos all the time on it and then they showed me how to use it and ive liked it since then.
  • 2008, the pre-roll flip flop

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt had proclaimed himself “not a big fan of pre-roll” advertising on Web videos – an ad that makes computer users sit through a commercial before their video starts rolling. But in agreement with CBS and other traditional media companies, YouTube agrees to try out pre-roll ads. YouTube later expands the pre-roll option on a wider range of its videos.
  • Jan. 2010, movie rentals

    YouTube said it will begin testing a new online video service, tiptoeing onto the turf of Netflix and Apple.
  • March 2011, Locking in Original content

    YouTube agrees to buy Next New Networks, an independent shop that produces original but relatively low cost online videos. It is YouTube’s biggest splash into not just posting videos of others, but seeding and creating its own.
  • Youtube reaches 1,000,000 Users

    Google YouTube said on Thursday the number of unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month has reached 1 billion, about six months after social media company Inc also said it had the same amount of users.
  • Youtube reaches more than Cable

    Should YouTube be part of your social marketing strategy? This infographic links top advertisers’ success to their YouTube presence and shows how the growing video-sharing platform has surpassed the cable networks in catching the 18-to-34-year-old demographic in the U.S. The ad spend for digital video is expected to reach $8.06 billion by 2016.
  • 1 trillion racist comments

    The Silicon Valley headquarters of YouTube reportedly erupted in cheers shortly after 10 a.m. local time Thursday as the popular video-sharing service celebrated the 1 trillionth racist comment posted to its website.