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YouTube may well be one of the best business decisions Google has ever made. The video sharing site actually was created by a trio of PayPal workers in 2005. In late 2006, Google picked it up for a mere $1.65 billion. That's maybe not quite as much money by today's standards, but at the time it was a huge deal. But it paid off.

Consider: According to Google, more than 1 billion unique visitors use YouTube every month. Some 100 hours of video are uploaded to Youtube every minute of the day. It pumps out hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for its partners. And YouTube means anyone can become a publisher. Anyone can share their world in video, almost instantaneously. You can upload directly from a phone, if you'd like. And with the advent of Google+ and Google Hangouts, you can now use the power of YouTube to communicate your message live, in real-time. It's a free, portable broadcasting studio. It's used by dignitaries. Mothers. Fathers. Families. Students. And more than 6 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.

Not bad for a decade's worth of work, eh?

And, yes. YouTube is home to many a cat video. Because what's the Internet without cats?

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YouTube starts highlighting local content in India

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YouTube enables 4K live video streaming for all

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Hangouts On Air shifts to YouTube Live as steady move away from Google+ continues

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Maybe Google just found its social network after all

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YouTube announces mobile live broadcasting coming 'soon' for everyone

Though the likes of Periscope and Facebook Live are the talk of the town right now in mobile live video broadcasting, YouTube is now ready to get into the game. Taking to the YouTube Creator blog, Google has announced that live broadcasts will be coming to the YouTube app "soon" and that it'll be "...
YouTube offline now lets you pick a time to download videos

YouTube offline now lets you pick a time to download videos

Google rolled out the ability to take YouTube videos offline in India in 2014, and the search giant is now adding a Smart Offline feature that makes it easier than ever to download videos. Cellular networks in the country offer reduced data rates for late night hours (usually between 3AM and 5AM),...
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Get three months of YouTube Red for just 99 cents

If you're yet to make the switch to YouTube Red, Google is offering a three-month trial to the service for just 99 cents. YouTube Red provides an ad-free experience on the video streaming site, as well as the ability to download videos for offline viewing. A subscription to Google Play Music is...
YouTube offers a sneak peek at its immersive virtual reality app

YouTube offers a sneak peek at its immersive virtual reality app

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You'll be able to watch tonight's Europa League Final live on YouTube

You'll be able to watch tonight's Europa League Final live on YouTube

Football fans looking to watch the upcoming Europa League Final will have another option to do so tonight. While the match will air on television and on BTSport.com, anyone will be able to watch Liverpool take on Sevilla it for free on YouTube. BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey made the...

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