Should Apple buy You Tube??

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  1. sb58 macrumors 6502a

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    that'd be dumb =/

    Apple should just make a new site thats like youtube just better. it could allow you to download videos to iTunes or something.
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    No, Apple should not buy YouTube, because YouTube is purely a media/software concern and owning it will not in any way drive Apple's hardware sales. YouTube is quite obviously a more natural extension of a television network (like NBC Universal).
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Considering the way YouTube is bleeding cash, Apple shouldn't take it if it were free. Their business model isn't working, as the ads can't support the bandwidth necessary to host the videos. And if you change the business model (by doing something like charging to host or view videos), you'll drive away what makes YouTube popular.
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You tube does not fit there style. Not at all. It would not help them at all.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    No.. stupid... its clearly not going to make Apple money. As great as youtube is, is not for Apple in any way
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Lots of copyright infringments on YouTube? Apple would be wise to stay away.
     
  7. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    Apple buying YouTube would so suck. They would turn it into the next iTunes. Everytyhing on the site would be copywrited, there would be no more videos of like tv shows and such and it would just be plain stupid. So, leave Apple to iTunes, and YouTube to Us.
     
  8. cbetta macrumors regular

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    This is a stupid thread with a stupid suggestion. No Apple will/wont/shouldnt buy YouTube.... YouTube has NO profit at the moment and it is the stupidest concept on the web at the moment. I feel a bubble that is going to burst!
     
  9. tedrjr03 macrumors regular

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  10. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    In other words, NO!
     

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  11. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Apple should buy Youtube.

    YouTube suffers from one of Google's problems. They deliver a good product that the masses enjoy, but they have problems when it comes to extracting profit from the market they've captivated. (And yes, Google does have that problem. I'm not talking about their search engine, but about their other smaller pursuits.)
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Switch YouTube to H.264 and integrate it with Leopard for one-click video hosting. :D
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, we really need to make membership at MacRumours a little less easy to get...
     
  14. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Heh...was just about to posting something along those lines.
     
  15. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Probably the only YouTube Apple related thing we'll ever see is an "export to YouTube" option in iMovie '07.
     
  16. cbetta macrumors regular

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    ;) Sorry, I just watched too much Lewis Black, leading to my new way of expressing myself
     
  17. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't you read the warning label?
     
  18. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    YouTube has a poor, ugly-looking interface. If Apple were to buy it, they would need a complete revamping of the appearance. Also, the fact that the quality of most of the videos is crap makes me believe that Apple would never put their name on something like that.

    Daniel.
     
  19. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    nah...no point.

    Really, what YouTube should do is sell ad space on the videos. Make it so you can't watch anything without having to sit through a promo of some kind first. This is assuming that there are any advertisers who'd pay for it...
     

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