YouTube claims 2+ billion hits daily

Nicole McCormick
18 May 2010
Daily News

YouTube said it now gets more than 2 billion hits each day, having passed the 1 billion mark only seven months previous.

The Google-owned video sharing site claims its 2+ billion hits per day is nearly double the number of people who tune into the US's three prime time TV stations combined, BBCreported

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley told the BBC on that the business has “much further to go.”

"Two billion video streams is a large number but on average people are only spending 15 minutes a day on the site compared to five hours a day watching TV,” Hurley said.

It was five years yesterday that YouTube unveiled its first beta version.

Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube in late 2006.

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