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YouTube receives a second infusion of cash from Sequoia Capital

Everyone's favorite online video site has received a second influx of cash from Sequoia Capital. This latest investment totals $8 million dollars, up from the $3.5 initially invested five months ago. The capital will be used to expand its data servers, and increase its sales and marketing efforts.

"We are pushing the boundaries of the Internet in ways that are unparalleled. By accelerating the build-out of our data centers around the world, we are poised to continue to serve up billions of videos in the most scalable and cost-effective way," says Steve Chen, CTO and co-founder of YouTube.

YouTube receives over 100 million page views and 6 million unique visitors per day. The site provides 35 million video views each day with 35,000 new videos being uploaded daily.  Not bad a for website that doesn't have a revenue model yet.  I find myself going to YouTube more and more everyday, though with all of this invested capital let's just hope the site doesn't start charging for downloads to recoup Sequoia's investment.

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RE: Wow
By murray13 on 4/6/2006 10:50:20 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone remember a little website that wants to search every page on the internet? They don't have a revenue model. Maybe I should not invest. It's called, crazy enough, Google.

Yeah investing in startups is tricky, some make it some don't. But if they do...

RE: Wow
By Ralph The Magician on 4/6/2006 11:02:05 PM , Rating: 2
Ummm...what? Google sells ads.

RE: Wow
By Cincybeck on 4/7/2006 10:49:51 AM , Rating: 1
No they sell "Sponsored Links" =D

RE: Wow
By jtesoro on 4/8/2006 12:02:08 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think they started out that way though. Who knows where YouTube will lead? What this article is suggesting is that it has potential and some people want to be in on a company like that.

RE: Wow
By mxzrider2 on 4/6/2006 11:19:52 PM , Rating: 2
google vid does teh same thing as utube people upload and post. both are good sites but i think goodgle vid is better becuase it is quite a bit faster

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