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November 13: Google Completed $1.65 billion YouTube Aquisition

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Jeffrey Powers

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November 13: Google Completed $1.65 billion YouTube Aquisition

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2006 – In February 142005, 3 former Paypal employees started a website that let you upload and share your video. YouTube brought a new idea of putting your creations on the internet. However, their creation got very popular. It cost a lot of money to run and the company couldn’t keep up with costs. Enter: Google. They purchased the site from the founders for $1.65 billion on October 9. Today marked the completion of this acquisition.

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