My two favourite tech companies have merged

YouTube has been bought by Google for $1.65 Billion.

For Google, the acquisition of YouTube would thrust the Web search leader quickly into the emerging market for video advertising, where it has only a tiny foothold compared with Yahoo Inc. and various Web start-ups, analysts said.

YouTube's explosive growth — it now serves 100 million videos per day — has been buoyed by the uploading and viewing of untold amounts of pirated video clips.

That makes Google the provider the following services to me;

Google Mail

Google Calendar

Google Picasa

Google Photos

Google YouTube

Google Spreadsheets

Google Analytics

I can remember many years ago when I worked for the National bank and everyone else used Alta Vista they thought I was an idiot for using Google. I rated them then and I rate them now.

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