Comments on: Sun Valley: When will YouTube make a profit? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bookmaker http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-378809 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:18:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-378809 I don’t think google doesn’t make profit. It actually does. But it’s a clever move by google to say they don’t make any money at the moment. So it’s a plan, and they will show it step by step.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-366795 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:44:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-366795 @Nikkei

Facebook hasn’t made a profit yet.

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By: Willy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-362837 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 23:11:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-362837 It looks like YouTube may already be making a profit, actually. In this GigaOM post, they site a report that points to some faulty overhead numbers that, when corrected, could put YouTube in the black. Its worth checking out, if only for a different take on the financial structure and dealings of the company: http://gigaom.com/2009/06/16/youtube-inf rastructure-costs-vastly-overestimated-r eport/

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By: Youtube http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-361670 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:48:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-361670 Thansk all.

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By: Brian Epps http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-361308 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:21:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-361308 Benny, you are an idiot.

YouTube employs webmasters, technicians, and programmers, not to mention administrative staff. They have to pay for drive space, hardware, and massive ammounts of bandwidth. Goodwill will not coveer a tithe of the costs of running Youtube; you can’t run a high-tech site with a hair-shirt budget.
At some point, the site has no choice but to find a way to make a profit or it will be bye-bye YouTube.
Welcome to reality.

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By: Benny Acosta http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-361302 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 02:37:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-361302 You tube shouldn’t be a “profitable” thing. Right now Google enjoys the good will of the people. It supports the open source community which is growing steadily. And what Google provides to the community at large in terms of “YouTube”, is the equal to the twentieth century’s creation of C-Span by the cable companies.

But YouTube provides so much more in the way of interactivity that it has moved beyond anything that could be considered as fitting within something as simple as a “business” model. It has become synonymous with the Internet and as such represents a far greater value to Google than a simple business model.

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/10/sun-valley-when-will-youtube-make-a-profit/#comment-361053 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:57:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18027#comment-361053 Google acquired YouTube for pennies and they know, many companies would kill to have a website with the massive traffic YouTube has. Maybe Google should consider putting some Facebook execs on their payroll as Facebook has no problems making a profit.

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