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YouTube is a video sharing website which has been operated by Google since November 2006. YouTube is the second biggest website by daily usage, behind the Google website itself.
YouTube was created on February 14th, 2005, its first video titled "Me at the zoo" on April 23rd, 2005. The website was originally funded by investors, them giving a total of $11.5 million before Google's purchase. During the summer of 2006, YouTube was growing rapidly, having above 100 million video views every day in July 2006. A bit earlier, it went to a partnership with NBC in June 2006. In October 2006, Google announced that they were purchasing the company for $1.65 billion in stock, which was their 2nd biggest transaction at the time. The transaction was completed on November 13th, 2006