YouTube & Pay-Per-View: Selling Out or Smart Business Move?

Read Write Web Reports via The Financial Times that YouTube is negotiating with the major American movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of the year. This could mean that YouTube could finally start making some serious money which it hasn't since Google bought it in 2005. A bold partnering like this could end all of that but then the question is if YouTube will still be YouTube. You could argue that most of the top videos aren't home-made but those are usually the ones to go viral and are a lot of the appeal of YouTube. Check out the rest of the article here: [Read more...]