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Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

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Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

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Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

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Google is purchasing the video-sharing Web site YouTube.com for $1.65 billion. The video-sharing site's popularity has surged in the past months, as have questions of its legality. Some YouTube fans wonder how the purchase will change the site.

New Yorker contributor Ben McGrath talks with Madeleine Brand about the deal.