Friday, September 22, 2006

How Much is YouTube worth?

Michael Arrington at Techcrunch is saying that YouTube is looking for $1.5 billion.

He makes these points which are relevant to a potential purchaser:

YouTube is serving over 100 million videos per day, with 65,000 or so new videos uploaded daily.

These 100 million daily video views aren’t people watching kittens fall aleep. Most of the popular videos on YouTube contain copyrighted material that YouTube shouldn’t be presenting in the first place.
But it is a very useful service for the PR industry, allowing you to make your company videos available on line for everyone to see (and share with friends).