Chad Hurley never cared about success, he mended his ideas and tried to garner the fruits from those. But not every time his ideas were successful. His Men’s clothing range- Hlaska and investment in Formula 1 team proved to be his biggest mistakes after the success of YouTube. Rather taking the safe side Chad decided to mend his ideas, and later the wounded tiger returned with and these ventures returned Chad the throne he desired.
“I try to absorb all the types of style and design. I don’t try and restrict my thinking. I enjoy the old and the new. You need that broad perspective to create something new.”
An outstanding artist from childhood, Chad Meredith Hurley along with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim founded the imperative video library YouTube on February 14, 2005. Before starting the YouTube, Chad Hurley was working at PayPal. At his job interview at PayPal, he was asked to design a PayPal logo to test his designing skills.
If Google buys your venture that means you surely have something in you. ‘YouTube’ was accidentally developed when Chad Hurley and Steve Chen were facing issues regarding the online upload of videos, as before YouTube there was no other platform where one can upload large video. YouTube proved to be the second largest search engine after Google. Later in October 2006, Google acquired YouTube for a whopping $1.65 billion in stocks.
YouTube was started as a dating site but never went live on the web. Citing personal problems of watching and uploading online videos, Chad and Chen designed YouTube. With the passage of time, YouTube became a hit when 3 million unique visitors were recorded in a month’s launch. Today, YouTube is localized in over 100 countries and can be accessed in 80 different languages. Almost one-third of Internet users in the world use YouTube, every month.
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