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YouTube turns 8: More than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute

First published: May 20, 2013, 1:16 PM IST | Updated: May 20, 2013
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YouTube turns 8: More than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute
Founded in February 2005, YouTube was first launched in May 2005. Later, Google acquired it in October 2006 for $1.65 billion.

New Delhi: Celebrating its eight birthday, Google's YouTube has divulged an interesting fact. According to YouTube, today, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. This means, users upload a humongous 1,44,000 hours of video every day.

Recently, YouTube announced that the number of unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month has reached 1 billion. That's almost one out of every two people on the Internet.

Millions of partners are creating content for YouTube and more than 1,000 companies worldwide have mandated a one-hour mid-day break to watch nothing but funny YouTube videos, claims the company.

Founded in February 2005, YouTube was first launched in May 2005. Later, Google acquired it in October 2006 for $1.65 billion.

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