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Submission + - Google Losing up to $1.65M a Day on YouTube 1

An anonymous reader writes: The average visitor to YouTube is costing Google between one and two dollars, according to new research that shows Google losing up to $1.65 million per day on the video site. More than two years after Google acquired YouTube, income from premium offers and other revenue generators don't offset YouTube's expenses of content acquisition, bandwidth, and storage. YouTube is expected to serve 75 billion video streams to 375 million unique visitors in 2009, costing Google up to $2,064,054 a day, or $753 million annualized. Revenue projections for YouTube fall between $90 million and $240 million. Is it time for Google to rid itself of the YouTube burden?
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Google Losing up to $1.65M a Day on YouTube

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