Saturday, April 04, 2009

Business & Technology | YouTube set to lose $470M; most ad spots going unsold | Seattle Times Newspaper

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For a site that generates as much online traffic as YouTube, it would seem a no-brainer that profit is streaming in.

But according to a Credit Suisse analyst, the most popular video Web site — owned by the richest Web site Google — will lose $470 million this year because it sells advertising only on a fraction of its pages.

Business & Technology | YouTube set to lose $470M; most ad spots going unsold | Seattle Times Newspaper

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