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Should We Pay To Watch YouTube Videos?:

 51 0dd 1, Mon, 18th Jun '12 11:23:04 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Considering Youtube has been the way it is for over 10 years,
Um, yeah, YouTube wasn't around in 2002. I think it started in 2004 or '05.

edited 18th Jun '12 11:23:38 AM by 0dd1

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My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
 52 Steven, Mon, 18th Jun '12 12:04:37 PM from MY PANTS Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
The guy who face palms
I was just guessing, sue me!
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 53 Pykrete, Mon, 18th Jun '12 12:53:51 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
There's no business model if they required you to pay to view the videos. The whole point of Youtube is user-generated content, as well as the location where music videos are posted.

IIRC Starcraft 2 did exactly that with custom maps.

 54 Wicked 223, Mon, 18th Jun '12 12:59:18 PM from Death Star in the forest
I asked for financials twice now and nobody has produced them.

where exactly does one get a company's quarterly reports, anyway
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Usually on company websites, but you can check on financial news media outlets as well.

As we're talking about Google here is last quarter's earnings report:

http://investor.google.com/earnings.html

 56 Inhopelessguy, Mon, 18th Jun '12 1:13:45 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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This isn't quarterly, and was published 14 April 2009 (so a little outdated) however it suggests that;

Google will lose $470 mn [in 2009]

That was in 2009.

I watch your inhibitions fall to the floor.

You go to lock the door.

What should we~ do~?

Well long story short for the Google earnings call, 2.8 billion in net profit Q1 2012. It doesn't break it down, so I don't know what YouTube is.

edited 18th Jun '12 1:19:35 PM by breadloaf

 58 Fighteer, Mon, 18th Jun '12 1:20:57 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
It said YouTube was one of their "strongly performing" properties. So I don't imagine it lost money.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Well it looks like real numbers and statistics have killed another thread!

 60 Psyga 315, Mon, 18th Jun '12 1:23:06 PM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Nanako The Narcface
So does this mean this thread can/will be closed?
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
 61 Fighteer, Mon, 18th Jun '12 1:23:45 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I guess so. Closing it.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
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