Lovely to see, Buzz has just jumped up a notch in my estimation.
Fed up with all the speculation over the financial health of YouTube, Google has fought back in classic Google fashion - i.e. it's burbling vague claims that can only lead to more speculation. In April, a free-thinking Credit Suisse analyst told the world that YouTube was on pace to lose $470.6 million this year, and ever …
As the Russians were racing the US to the moon, regardless of anything they tried to claim later, if there had been any fakery they would have a had a field day exposing the Capitalist lies to the world and his dog. That to me is the biggest indicator that the moon landings were not faked.
--"Agree with me or I'll punch you" seems to be the message there.
Are you serious? The message seems to be more like "Just who the hell do you think you are calling me a liar and a coward?" and that some people just don't listen to words so action is necessary to change things. Buzz told him to stop and get away from him but he persisted... so, as the Judge reportedly said, he had it coming. :)
Anyway, away from the moon landing did it happen or not crap, did you here that M$ is killing off its youtube competitor, soapbox. Did anybody EVEN KNOW that M$ had had a youtube competitor? (Browser and my OS not supported, so can't tell what a "winner" it was.)
So while google thinks it has worked out a way to make some cash out of Youtube, M$ has to kill off another unpopular me too clone, which no one uses and bleeds cash like no tommorrow.
How long can money hemorrhaging junk like Xpox, Gune etc last now M$ has a taste for removing dead weight?
That was a square on smack in the jaw to an ignorant ijiot ;) Think Buzz should get an honorary medal for that one, maybe a framed picture of the incident ;)
The guy was in his face and generally being an prize pr*ck so he deserved it...in the words of one of the presenters on that clip 'sometimes you just gotta pop em one' :)
A number of things come to mind:
YouTube is the #2 search engine in the world, that makes it Google's second most valuable property. More searches are conducted on YouTube than Bing or Yahoo.
Second, YouTube is now a social network, run by the Google Friend Connect engine. That makes if doubly valuable.
Third, Google has more server data centers than Microsoft and Yahoo put together. Many can say the fiber optic pipes cost them Millions, but Facebook makes no money at all. They really do lose $75 Million a year. Digg is not in much better shape, one of FB's main properties using Facebook Connect.
The Google OS will drive even more users into Google Apps, like Gmail where they display AdWords ads just like Google Friend Connect is. I personally have added a few thousand users to Gmail by pushing GFC on my marketing blogs.
In the end Google will win out, they can just wait for the competition to go broke.
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