YouTube Turns 8 Years Old

youtube-birthday-logoYouTube launched 8 years ago today, and they are celebrating their eighth birthday!

The growth of YouTube has been significant over these short eight years. Now, every minute, over a 100 hours of video are uploaded.

Google acquired YouTube back on October 9, 2006 for $1.65 billion. Back then, that was the largest acquisition Google ever made. Since then, Google has only made two acquisitions larger than that purchase price: DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in 2007 and Motorola for $12.5 billion in 2011.

YouTube is one of the most searched properties, a top video consumption site and has made people into stars.

Happy Birthday YouTube!

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