The Video That Convinced Google to Buy YouTube

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Did you know that this one video was the biggest factor in Google buying YouTube?

This One Video Convinced Google to Buy YouTube in 2006

What is YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s favorite video? The one that convinced her Google needed to buy YouTube. In 2006, Wojcicki was overseeing Google video and in charge of its acquisitions. The search giant was looking at YouTube, then a tiny unprofitable Silicon Valley startup, when Wojcicki stumbled upon a video of two boys in China lipsynching to the Backstreet Boys “As Long As You Love Me.”  The video of the two boys outrageously lip-synching while their roommate
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