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Nov 13 2012   9:55AM GMT

This week in tech history: Google buys YouTube

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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On November 13, 2006, Google completed the acquisition of the video-sharing website, YouTube, for an estimated $1.65 billion.

The social media platform, created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, has exploded across the Internet world and is the #3 ranked website in the world according to Alexa’s traffic rankings.

We’ll give away 400 Knowledge Points to the person who can tell us the most popular YouTube video of all time. (HINT: It’s a music video).

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

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