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uTube.com Business Stalled by YouTube Purchase Hype 202

Posted by timothy
from the series-of-goo-filled-tubes dept.
prostoalex writes "Google's acquisition of online video sharing site YouTube.com resulted in massive traffic headed to uTube.com, "the number one supplier of used Tube & Pipe equipment in the world!", according to the site. CNN Money reports: "The company, which sells used machinery for making tubes to clients worldwide, has seen its site utube.com knocked off line by millions of online searchers looking for video site. "It's killing us," said Ralph Girkins, president and owner of the 22-year-old business. "All my worldwide reps use our Web site. Customers all over the world use it to bring up photos of the machinery, descriptions and specifications there."""
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uTube.com Business Stalled by YouTube Purchase Hype

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  • by aiken_d (127097) <brooks&tangentry,com> on Friday October 13, 2006 @03:40AM (#16420095) Homepage
    The site seems to be performing fine. Maybe someone's just taking the opportunity to get their company in the news. Nothing wrong with that, of course.

    -b
  • by tttonyyy (726776) on Friday October 13, 2006 @03:56AM (#16420173) Homepage Journal
    Worth noting that the professionally edited article at CNN links to everyone concerned except utube.com. At least they engage their brains before publishing stories.
  • by segfault_0 (181690) on Friday October 13, 2006 @12:47PM (#16425265)
    I think this is a newsworthy story. It points out a trend towards the creation of innocent victims on the internet stemming from simple confusion - a great weakness of the internet as I see it. This is supported by numerous lawsuits about trademark infringments and the domain "squatting" problem found on domain names very close to popular sites - all important stuff. The posts are often, nearly always, written up by slashdot readers and no one claimed they were professionally done, thats why they all start with ( writes, "). The links, again, are often user-submitted and blogs often have an opinion attached to the story which adds some commentary - a news article is supposed to be based largely, if not completely, on facts and perhaps the submitter thought it was important. It seems like you're misinterpreting what slashdot is in a major way. Also, your response to the articles grammer had fairly terrible sentence structure itself - hardly a suitable postion from which to throw stones at someone elses grammer. You could have saved us all alot of time and just wrote, "I don't like this article". That being said, *OffTopic* and *Overrated*.

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