YouTube touches one billion hits per month mark

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 04:10 hrs

Google's video sharing site YouTube has said that it has over one billion people watching videos every month.

The milestone announced on Wednesday by the site, which was launched in 2005.

YouTube crossed the 1 billion threshold five months after Facebook, Fox News reports.

The vast audience has given YouTube's owner, Google another lucrative channel for selling online ads beyond its dominant Internet search engine, the report said.

Google bought YouTube for 1.76 billion dollars in 2006 when the video site had an estimated 50 million users worldwide, the report added. (ANI)

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