www.youtube.comwas activated on February 14, 2005, and the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled ''Me at the zoo+'', shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo+. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test+ of the site in May 2005. The first video to reach one million views was a Nike+ advertisement featuring Ronaldinho+ in September 2005. Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital+ in November, the site launched officially on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research+ company comScore+, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share+ of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010.
www.youtube.comled to problems for a similarly named website,
www.utube.com. The site's owner, Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment+, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after being regularly overloaded by people looking for YouTube. Universal Tube has since changed the name of its website to
www.utubeonline.com. In October 2006, Google+ Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock+, and the deal was finalized on November 13, 2006.
youtube.com.tr. The local version is subject to the content regulations found in Turkish law+. In March 2009, a dispute between YouTube and the British royalty+ collection agency PRS for Music+ led to premium music videos being blocked for YouTube users in the United Kingdom. The removal of videos posted by the major record companies occurred after failure to reach agreement on a licensing deal. The dispute was resolved in September 2009. In April 2009, a similar dispute led to the removal of premium music videos for users in Germany.
|YouTube+ YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.|
|YouTube Original Channel Initiative+ The YouTube Original Channel Initiative was a 100 million dollar program funded by Google to bring original content onto Google.|
|YouTube API+ The YouTube Application Programming Interface, or the YouTube API, allows developers to access video statistics and YouTube channels' data via two types of calls, REST and XML-RPC.|
|YouTube Red+ YouTube Red is a paid streaming service available to YouTube users in the United States, Australia, Mexico, and New Zealand.|
|YouTube Rewind+ YouTube Rewind is a video series produced and created by YouTube, and Portal A Interactive. These videos are an overview and recap of each year's viral videos, events, memes and music.|
|YouTube Spotlight+ The YouTube Spotlight is YouTube's official channel, hosted on its own website. As explained by its name, the channel is used to spotlight videos and events on YouTube.|
|Youtubers Life+ Youtubers Life is a life and business simulation video game developed by Spain-based independent company U-Play online.|
|YouTube Instant+ YouTube Instant is a real-time search engine built and launched in September 2010 by nineteen-year-old college student and Facebook-software-engineer intern Feross Aboukhadijeh of Stanford University that allows its users to search the YouTube video database as they type.|
|YouTube Awards+ The YouTube Awards or YouTube Video Awards are awards given out as formalized recognition of the best YouTube videos of the preceding year, such as favorite music or comedy genres, as voted by the YouTube community.|
|YouTube Play Button+ YouTube Creator Rewards, more commonly known as YouTube Play Buttons, are a recognition by YouTube of its most popular channels.|