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YouTube Takes on TV

It seems that Google's YouTube, has only one really competitor: television. So says the New York Times. YouTube is 10 times as popular as its nearest online competitor. Hunter Walk, director of product management at YouTube, says that the average user spends about 15 minutes a day on YouTube, but five hours in front of the television.

And though the endeavor is still not yet profitable, Google looks on the bright side, and has hopes for the promise YouTube holds for search, which is why the tech giant bought YouTube in the first place. With 20 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute, YouTube is a giant lab for recommendations engines.

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