On February 9, 2016, Google’s search engine unveiled a new version of its search engine: the “google.com” service, which it dubbed “Google for Education”.
The service would allow users to search for and find relevant online content on the internet.
It was a radical change in the way people accessed information online.
Until then, people had been using books, movies and videos as their primary source of information.
As a result, the internet had been limited to reading books and movies on-the-go, or searching for information on the web by clicking on a link.
In a world where people had to be plugged in for the whole day to make the most of their internet connection, this was not ideal.
As an example, a search for the words “horses” on the search engine returns over 70,000 results.
But it could also find over 1.5 million videos on YouTube and other video sites.
“We thought there would be a real demand for mobile internet in this environment,” Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, told the US business publication WSJ in June 2016.
“So we built it.”
It would be another five years before the first “google” was launched.
By then, internet access had become widespread enough for millions of people to have access to internet access at home, as well as for many people to be able to access content from the internet without a broadband connection.
However, as mobile internet became increasingly common, the demand for a better mobile internet service grew exponentially.
On February 15, 2016 Google announced it had acquired the mobile video service Vimeo for $1.5 billion.
Vimeo was a video sharing service that allowed users to upload and watch videos on their mobile devices.
Google, which was based in Mountain View, California, was also interested in the video-sharing service, but didn’t see it as a competitor to YouTube or Netflix.
Instead, it wanted to be in the “video ecosystem” with its own video-based offering.
“Vimeo has an audience of more than 20 million users, including over a billion video views,” Google said in a statement at the time.
“In addition, it is already one of the most popular video platforms in the world.”
As a “video partner” of Google, Vimeo could then offer its own online video platform that would be free of advertisements and in some cases offer more premium video content than Google.
The acquisition was seen as a big deal for the video service, with the company hoping to compete with YouTube, Facebook and other “online video giants”.
“Videos are one of our core competencies,” Google CEO Sundar Pawar said at the press conference announcing the deal.
“As part of our strategy, we are also excited to be joining forces with the leading video platform, Vudu, to bring more quality video to our customers and make them richer and more engaged with our content.”
YouTube’s video platform had been growing at a rapid rate since its inception in 2007.
In March 2013, YouTube said it had more than 30 million monthly active users and more than 2 billion videos watched per day.
But by 2020, the number of views had fallen to under one million per day and YouTube’s revenue had fallen by more than half.
Vudus revenue fell by about 80% by the end of 2016, according to a report from technology analyst Ovum.
By 2020, YouTube’s overall revenue had shrunk to about $1 billion, while Vudues revenue fell to $400 million.
VUDU’s loss is one of many losses that have hit the video industry.
On May 12, 2016 YouTube shut down Vuduu, which had been providing video sharing services to YouTube users.
In April, the company announced it was selling Vudue to Vimeo.
The sale of Vuduo was made in a deal that valued the company at $400m.
On September 2, 2016 the company shut down its YouTube Video Platform.
In September 2016, YouTube shuttered its YouTube video platform.
On October 23, 2016 Vudui became the first video sharing company to go public, becoming the first online video service to reach $1bn in valuation.
YouTube’s business has suffered from falling video views, a decline in video advertising revenue and an increased need to pay for premium content.
The company has also been struggling to monetise video.
On July 25, 2017, YouTube launched its new “Content Guarantee”, which promised users that the company would refund any advertising they spent on YouTube.
YouTube says it has paid out over $3.5bn in refunds to advertisers.
In December 2017, VUDUs share price fell by nearly half.
In February 2018, VUBIOS shares lost more than a third of their value.
In July 2018, the YouTube Platform, the video platform owned by Google, announced that it was laying off more than 40,000 employees