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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

October 16, 2006 at 10:39 AM

Seattle’s YouTube

Today’s column looks at Atom Films, the YouTube of its day, and explores why it wasn’t sold to Google for $1.65 billion. One factor is timing; another may be Seattle culture.

I’d love to what people are thinking about this topic.

It’s apparently YouTube analysis week. The New York Times’ Richard Siklos talked to the president of Time Warner about the “loopy” deal, Steven Levy offered his take in Newsweek and Elinor Mills offers her take at Cnet.

I feel for The New Yorker and Forbes – they both have big YouTube stories that were written before the sale.

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