YouTube hits 1 billion views a day

08:33, October 10, 2009      

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YouTube on Friday said it has reached a new milestone by achieving over 1 billion views a day on the world's most popular video-sharing website.

"Today, I'm proud to say that we have been serving well over a billion views a day on YouTube," Chad Hurley, chief executive officer and co-founder of YouTube, announced in a blog posting, calling it "great moment in our short history."

YouTube, founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in February 2005, was bought by Internet search giant Google for 1.65billion U.S. dollars in November 2006.

"Three years after the acquisition, our platform and our business continue to grow and evolve," said Hurley.

"As bandwidth has increased, so has our video quality. As we've started to see demand for longer, full-length content, we've brought more shows and movies to the site," he added.

"We're working hard to keep up with the fast pace of technology to bring you everything you would expect from the world's largest video site," Hurley noted.

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