Google Buys YouTube -- for Free

Monday, October 09, 2006 | 05:53 PM




Google agreed to buy privately-held YouTube Inc. in an all-stock deal worth about $1.65 billion.

Rumored since last week, the news drove Google's stock up $8.50 today, following Friday's nice point gain.

Given Google's 215 million share float, this acquisition was essentially free.

The deal instantly catapults Google to the top of the pile in the fast growing world of online video. And if anyone can figure out how to monetize serving ads to YouTube's users, its Google.

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YEAH!! its called the NWO...i knew this was coming when i saw shmidt join the aapl board...dont even try to trace that thinking....

someone was telling me that msft has to buy yhoo now...i dont think they have the marbles....but i would like that move...

Posted by: DD | Oct 9, 2006 6:02:21 PM

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