Profile – YouTube, Inc.

September 6, 2006 at 2:49 pm 7 comments

Company Name: YouTube, Inc.

Location: San Mateo, California

Launch Date: February 2005

In the company’s own words, what is it?

YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. Everyone can watch videos on YouTube—both on and across the Internet. People can see first-hand accounts of current events, find videos about their hobbies and interests, and discover the quirky and unusual.

As more people capture special moments on video, YouTube is empowering them to become the broadcasters of tomorrow. YouTube is a place for people to engage in new ways with video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing videos. YouTube originally started as a personal video sharing service, and has grown into an entertainment destination with people watching more than 100 million videos on the site daily.

Outside quote about company:

Quoted on “The YouTube and NBC partnership symbolizes what can happen when traditional media companies and new media companies find common ground,” said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Universal Television Group. “YouTube is the perfect online media partner to promote NBC’s marquee entertainment to their audience and explore new and creative ways to harness the power of viral video in a manner that respects copyrights. We applaud YouTube for their continued willingness to work with us to remove any unauthorized NBC content and protect our copyrighted material. We are thrilled to be partnering with this forward-thinking company.”


* Upload, tag and share videos worldwide
* Browse millions of original videos uploaded by community members
* Find, join and create video groups to connect with people who have similar interests
* Customize the experience by subscribing to member videos, saving favorites, and creating playlists
* Integrate YouTube videos on websites using video embeds or APIs
* Make videos public or private—users can elect to broadcast their videos publicly or share them privately with friends and family upon upload



Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim founded YouTube, Inc. on February 14, 2005. Jawed Karim left the company to pursue an advanced degree at Stanford. YouTube received funding from Sequoia Capital in November 2005 and the service was officially launched in December 2005. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen proceeded to become the first members of the YouTube management team and currently serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer respectively.

Relevant Links:

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ron Haggard  |  October 8, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    Is utube on the stock market, and if so under what symbol? Time is of an essence. Thanks

  • 2. Tom Denner  |  October 9, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    I too want to know if YouTube is traded on the stock market ??? The only symbol I can find is YTBL listed. GOT TO KNOW !!!

  • 3. amanda  |  January 15, 2007 at 3:27 pm

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  • 5. Chris  |  February 8, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Yes, YouTube is symbol YTBL. I have put in about 600 dollars into it and up to two days ago I had earned over 1000 dollars from it. Right now the stock is going down (possibly due to the owners withdrawing their stocks?) so it’s a great time to buy.

  • 6. anne  |  May 10, 2007 at 11:33 am

    is the YouTube name copyrighted?

  • 7. Fury  |  November 14, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    _Uck Youtube! They suspended my account without even, or AT ALL, warning me what my “sin” was. I still dont know what video “trigerred their “righteous” anger toward my account but ehy suck! The idiots make tons of money on advertising USING the accounts of the users. MF


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