Facebook Gaining on Google's YouTube in Web Video
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 06/06/2010 23:51
[Bloomberg] Social-networking website Facebook Inc. is growing faster than Google Inc.'s YouTube as a place to watch videos.
Clips generated by Facebook users were watched by 41 million people in April, more than three times as many as a year earlier, when there were 13 million. YouTube grew 25 percent to 135 million unique viewers over the same period, Reston, Virginia-based data researcher ComScore Inc. said this week.
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