YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.
San Bruno is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, incorporated in 1914.
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The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005.
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In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.
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The site allows users to upload, view, rate, share, and comment on videos, and it makes use of WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos.
Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver digital video content over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player version 6 and newer.
Corporate media is mass media production, distribution, ownership, and funding which is dominated by corporations and their CEOs.
H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard.
Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, audio recordings, movie trailers, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
A television program is a segment of content intended for broadcast on over-the-air, cable television, or Internet television, other than a commercial, trailer, or any other segment of content not serving as attraction for viewership.
A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog, is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television.
A music video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via YouTube, as part of the YouTube partnership program.
Vevo is an American multinational video hosting service founded on December 8, 2009 as a joint venture between two of the "big three" record companies, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.
CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
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Unregistered users can watch videos, and registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos.
Videos deemed potentially offensive are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
In July 2016, the website was ranked as the second most popular site by Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite to link billions of devices worldwide.
YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience.
Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience.
The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Red, a subscription service offering ad-free access to the website and access to exclusive content made in partnership with existing users.
YouTube Premium is a paid streaming subscription service that provides advertising-free streaming of all videos hosted by YouTube, exclusive original content produced in collaboration with the site's creators, as well as offline playback and playback of videos on mobile devices.