posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 01:37 PM
Youtube is owned by google, and from what i've seen lately google video is now mostly just a service for indexing youtube videos on top of their
Google Video has loads of free content that you could spend hours and hours watching for free without seeing an ad if watching poor quality user made
content or z-grade documentaries (there are a few gems though like the occasional twilight zone episode
) but google video also offers many video
downloads for sale, access to episodes from tv shows and movies for a few dollars each etc.
Google also make a lot of money from their ad services and i'm sure there is a lot more too it and that they have learned a lot from the dot com
bubble where a lot of businesses failed because they based their entire business model on internet advertising (which just doesnt work). Also google
have made a lot of smart aquisitions as well as benefiting from floating on the stock market, which (a subject i know nothing about) raised several
billion dollars for the company.