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Social Roots by Andrew Weir, Cindy Gordon

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CHAPTER 8

YouTube

Founded

February 14, 2005.

Founders

Steve Chen

Chad Hurley

Jawed Karim

Current Management

Salar Kamangar, Google Senior Vice President, YouTube, and Video

Overview

Subsidiary of Google

Headquartered in San Bruno, California

Revenue: Unknown

Net income: Unknown

Market capitalization: Not applicable

Website: www.youtube.com

Alexa Global Rank (February 7, 2014): 31

Members (December 31, 2013): 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month2

Timeline

February 2005—YouTube.com is registered.

October 2005—YouTube incorporates.

November 2005—Sequoia Capital invests $3.5 million in YouTube Inc.

December 2005—YouTube launches officially.

March 2006—Serving over 200 terabytes per day.

April 2006—Sequoia invests an additional $8 million ...

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