YouTube hits 1 billion views per day

  • Media
  • October 12, 2009
  • Frances Chan
YouTube hits 1 billion views per day

youtubeThe online video phenomenon cracked another mighty milestone last Friday – one billion views per day. That’s more than 11,500 views per second. YouTube’s blog post by CEO Chad Hurley, cutely titled Y,000,000,000uTube, tells us that he joked with Steve about crowning themselves the burger kings of media. It’s no joke now – you’re filthy rich!

YouTube's Steve Chen and Chad HurleyYouTube's Steve Chen and Chad Hurley

Google bought YouTube for US$1.65b almost exactly three years ago. So when is YouTube gonna start making money for them? Stan Schroeder of Mashable.com wonders if it was worth it.

Meanwhile, Hurley sleeps easy knowing that his founding principles for YouTube continue to be upheld:


  • Speed matters

  • Clip culture is here to stay

  • Open platforms open up possibility


A very sharp 33-year-old.

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Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

  • Tech
  • September 27, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
Kiwi entrepreneur looks to shake up the recruitment market with video CVs

Earlier this month, a young Auckland professional made headlines for using Facebook to try and land his dream job. Edward McKnight used ads on the social media site to target ASB staff as a way of applying for the role of youth and innovation sponsorship manager at the bank. And while McKnight has yet to be offered a job at ASB, it’s a sign that the traditional recruitment process of sending in a CV and crossing your fingers may be in for a shake-up. Hoping to do just that is the new recruitment platform PreviewMe. Set to have its beta version go live early next month, the website hopes to reduce the pain points of both candidates and employers by introducing video to the recruitment process.

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