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‘We had no idea how to do it’: YouTube’s founders, investors, and first employees tell the chaotic inside story of how it rose from failed dating site to $1.65 billion video behemoth

YouTube’s cofounders originally thought “a generic platform where we could host all the videos on the internet” was too bold of an idea. So for about a week, the site was a dating platform – until it wasn’t. Fifteen years later, YouTube still reigns as the leader in video, but […]
‘We had no idea how to do it’: YouTube’s founders, investors, and first employees tell the chaotic inside story of how it rose from failed dating site to $1.65 billion video behemoth
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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household […]
The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.
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YouTube is 15 years old. Here’s a timeline of how YouTube was founded, its rise to video behemoth, and its biggest controversies along way

YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users visiting the video-sharing platform for their favourite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, and more. It’s been 15 years since YouTube’s website launched to the public in May 2005. YouTube was founded earlier that year by three early PayPal employees. Since then, it’s […]
YouTube is 15 years old. Here’s a timeline of how YouTube was founded, its rise to video behemoth, and its biggest controversies along way