BBC News reports that Google and YouTube people “are in serious talk” over Google’s bid to acquire YouTube for a hefty sum of money. But YouTube people are denying the rumours. Whether this is true or not, it will certainly impact the million of YouTube users, specifically in terms of copyright issues of videos they upload. But if indeed Google acquires YouTube, I hope they allow YouTube users to run their own Adsense accounts in their profile.
Update from Google Press Center:
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction.
According to the news, YouTube will maintain its current operations, continue to serve as a powerful video platform. Likewise, Google will maintain its own Google video.