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2014-05-08 23:01:27

Technology Studio Makes Delicious the Cornerstone Asset of Its New Data Content Group Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Science Inc. (http://www.Science-Inc.), the technology studio whose platform is used to grow and scale businesses, announced today it has agreed to acquire social bookmarking app Delicious (http://www.delicious.com and http://www.del.icio.us) from AVOS Systems, founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, also co-founders of YouTube. Science has spent the past two years...

YouTube Tops 4 Billion Daily Views
2012-01-24 05:37:35

YouTube has reached a milestone of over 4 billion global video views per day - the equivalent of half the world´s population watching a video every day. And they continue to grow. Beyond the daily view count, users are also uploading one hour of video every second, or 60 hours of content every minute. This is up from 2007 when they started at six hours of content per minute. By 2010 they were at 24 hours and up to 48 hours of video per minute by 2011 . YouTube puts their uploading...

2011-04-28 07:45:00

The founders of YouTube on Wednesday bought popular bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, promising to keep it up and running and maintained. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who sold their video hosting site to Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, said they planned to integrate Delicious with their new Internet company AVOS. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We're excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level," Hurley, CEO of AVOS told AFP in a...

2011-03-11 12:45:00

YouTube, which can put anyone into the spotlight, is itself becoming a star, at least when it comes to hiring employees. "2010 was a bang-up year," Jeff Ferguson of YouTube human resources team said in a blog post. "And in 2011, we plan to grow the number of people working at YouTube by more than 30 percent!" Since being founded in February of 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, YouTube has made it possible for anyone to shine in the world's spotlight. An average of 35 hours...

2011-01-27 22:56:00

AMSTERDAM, January 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tommy Hilfiger Group announces the appointment of Mr. Steve Chen as Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Hilfiger China, effective immediately. This follows the Group's announcement in March 2010 that it will assume direct control of the Tommy Hilfiger wholesale and retail distribution in China from its licensee Dickson Concepts (International) Limited. The Group's takeover of the business is currently scheduled to take place in the second half...

2010-10-30 08:30:00

YouTube co-founder and chief executive Chad Hurley is leaving his position as head of the online video-sharing service. "For the past two years, I've taken on more of an advisory role at YouTube as Salar Kamangar has led the company's day-to-day operations," Hurley said in a statement released by YouTube on Friday."I will continue to serve as an advisor and am excited to witness the next phase of YouTube's growth."Kamangar, Google web applications vice president, is going to fill the empty...

2010-03-18 15:20:01

Court documents unsealed Thursday in an ongoing 3-year-old copyright battle between Viacom and YouTube showed that YouTube cofounder Steve Chen warned fellow cofounder Jawed Karim to not post pirated videos on their Web site. The newly released evidence also revealed that Viacom had planned on buying YouTube before getting beat out by Google, which bought the site for $1.76 billion in 2006. The documents remained tightly sealed since the American media conglomerate Viacom sued YouTube for...

2006-10-09 16:05:00

The price makes YouTube, a still-unprofitable startup, by far the most expensive purchase made by Google during its eight-year history. Although some cynics have questioned YouTube's staying power, Google is betting that the popular Web site will provide it an increasingly lucrative marketing hub as more viewers and advertisers migrate from television to the Internet. "We are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers," said...

2006-07-13 17:40:00

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- Just 17 months ago, Chad Hurley was squirreled away in a Silicon Valley garage running up credit card debt as he and business partner Steve Chen developed the quirky Internet video site that became YouTube Inc. During the past two days, Hurley has emerged among the main attractions at an elite media summit in Idaho, where the 29-year-old entrepreneur is seizing upon the attention to further his quest to establish his San Mateo, Calif.-based startup as an entertainment and...

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