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Company Overview of YouTube, LLC

Company Overview

YouTube, LLC allows various people to discover, watch, and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others worldwide, and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers. The company’s categories include YouTube original channels, automotive, beauty, comedy, dance, entertainment, family oriented, film and animation, finance, food, gaming, Hispanic, health, home and garden, how-to, music, news, pets and animals, science and technology, sports, travel, urban, and women's interests. YouTube, LLC was founded in 2005 and is based in San Bruno, California. As of November 13, 2006, YouTube, LLC operates as a subsid...

901 Cherry Avenue

Second Floor

San Bruno, CA 94066

United States

Founded in 2005

Phone:

650-253-0000

Fax:

650-253-0001

Key Executives for YouTube, LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 44
Senior Director of Marketing
Head of Product
Vice President of Content
Chief Marketing Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

YouTube, LLC Key Developments

Network-1 Technologies Commences Patent Litigation Against Google and YouTube

Network-1 Technologies Inc. announced it has initiated patent litigation against Google and YouTube in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for infringement of several of its patents relating to the identification of media content. The patents being asserted are U.S. Patent No. 8,010,988 titled "Using Features From An Audio/OR Video Work To Obtain Information About The Work," U.S. Patent No. 8,205,237 titled "Identifying Works, Using A Sub-Linear Time Search, Such As An Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search, for Initiating A Work-Based Action, Such As An Action On The Internet," U.S. Patent No. 8,640,179 titled "Method For Using Features From An Electronic Work," and U.S. Patent No. 8,656,441 titled "System For Using Extracted Features From An Electronic Work." The lawsuit alleges that Google and YouTube have infringed and continue to infringe by making, using, selling and offering to sell unlicensed systems and products and services related thereto, which include YouTube's Content ID system. The patents being asserted are part of the patent portfolio acquired by Network-1 from Dr. Ingemar Cox, a recognized technology leader in digital watermarking, content identification, digital rights management, and related technologies. The Portfolio covers advanced technologies relating to the identification of media content. Since the acquisition of the Portfolio in February 2013, Network-1, with the assistance of Dr. Cox, has filed seven (7) additional patent applications relating to the inventions contemplated by the original specification. To date, Network-1 has been granted two additional patents and anticipates further issuances of additional claims from the Portfolio.

Sun TV Network Limited Signs Formal Contracts with YouTube and iTunes

Sun TV Network Limited announced that it is launching an ambitious initiative to monetize its vast content libraries by partnering with several globally active digital distribution platforms that transact with customers over the Internet. In this regard, the company announced the execution of formal contracts with YouTube and iTunes to facilitate the sale of Sun TV proprietary content on a 'pay for view' basis to customers living across the world.

YouTube Names Susan Wojcicki as its Head

YouTube named Susan Wojcicki as head. In her new role, Wojcicki, currently senior vice president of advertising and commerce for Google. Wojcicki has led all new product development, including Google's two main advertising vehicles, AdWords and AdSense. She also oversaw the company's acquisitions of YouTube and DoubleClick. Wojcicki joined Google in 1999.

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