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YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination. ---->>>

I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it's really those small things that make the big difference. ---->>>

Approach your business partners with concepts that they can get their heads around, and try to respond to their needs. ---->>>

I was one of those kids who took apart their toys to see how they work, just to see what they were made up of. ---->>>

More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life. ---->>>

The iPad - is that a phone or a computer? If I put it on my wall is it a TV? ---->>>

There's always going to be a place for YouTube. ---->>>

To some extent, being an entrepreneur is a lonely journey. ---->>>

With YouTube - with the Internet in general - you have information overload. The people who don't necessarily get credit are the curators. ---->>>

If something excites you, go for it. ---->>>

Many large brands are now just marketing machines for what's being made offshore. ---->>>

When you have a group of engineers and designers, they are not exactly the best to deal with copyright law. ---->>>

Advertisers now have a highly targeted opportunity for aligning their brands alongside the entertainment experience people are enjoying on YouTube. ---->>>

Fashion brands looking for explosive growth go the wholesale route, to get their products into stores, but then they end up relying on those sales. ---->>>

Google is basically this idea that sites that link to other sites create a better way to search. ---->>>

I basically watch videos online all day long. ---->>>

In Delicious's case, it's a great brand that belongs in Silicon Valley. ---->>>

As long as I can remember, I was drawing or trying to create something. ---->>>

I think Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the cornerstones of any social media strategy. ---->>>

No matter what industry you're in, there will be naysayers. So you have to be your own champion. ---->>>

The telecom industry pretends like it's not getting paid. ---->>>

You launch a site, and you see what works, and you continue to make it better. ---->>>

CBS has received a strong and positive response from the YouTube community about the quality of its programming. ---->>>

Clothing, and the products that you buy, are really about how they make you feel. ---->>>

Consumers are increasingly programming their own entertainment and content experiences. ---->>>

EMI is a proven leader in the emerging digital music landscape and one of the world's largest and most respected music companies. ---->>>

From time to time, I've experimented with sculpture or metal design. It's a good break from just sitting behind the keyboard. ---->>>

Google has a great product. They've built a great business. ---->>>

I look at building business as a creative process that I enjoy. ---->>>

Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business. ---->>>

The power of digital distribution over physical retail outlets is you have a chance to create a global audience. ---->>>

To see how YouTube has become part of pop culture, it's been just amazing. ---->>>

Today, technology asks too much of people. ---->>>

Video gives people a voice. ---->>>

When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure. ---->>>

YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promote their music and directly engage their fans. ---->>>

I feel like there's a lot of noise in the social space. The Vines and Instagrams of the world are gaining traction, and their solutions are perfect for their communities. ---->>>

I try to absorb all 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 different.

I try to absorb all 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 different.

People think about the world of TV and the world of online video as being different ways to distribute video. But what happens when every TV is connected to wi-fi with a browser? ---->>>

By delivering a wide array of programming to YouTube, the NBA will be able to connect with its existing worldwide fan base and reach a vast new audience that is passionate about basketball. ---->>>

I have the Sony Reader; I have the Kindle as well. I don't really use either of them, to be honest. I'd rather sit down with a cup of coffee and a newspaper than read all my digital books. ---->>>

I think a lot of people may have a unique insight or some idea that they feel could be a great solution for a particular problem, but for some reason never have a chance to try or never have the courage or maybe the self-doubt. Really, it's best just to remain naive and continue to work on things and see if people have the same problems. ---->>>

Launch your product or service before you have funding. See how people respond to it before you have a PowerPoint and business plan - have something people can use, and go from there. ---->>>

Napster was a black market for music. Ninety-nine per cent of the music that people were downloading was illegal because they didn't have the rights for it. ---->>>

Unfortunately, I think YouTube is going down the route of rewarding the select few around content creation, be it with partnerships or with ways of funding original content. ---->>>

When you limit the length of the video to something under two minutes, it gives everyday people an opportunity to make something entertaining. It's harder to tell a story or create an entertaining piece of content that is based around the time slot model, television shows being 22 minutes long. ---->>>

YouTube and other sites will bring together all the diverse media which matters to you, from videos of family and friends to news, music, sports, cooking and much, much more. ---->>>

Whenever you're the leader in any industry, you get more headlines. ---->>>

Content begets content. ---->>>

Everyone wants to be recognized. ---->>>

I love my baseball, and I love my Phillies. ---->>>

YouTube is committed to balancing the needs of the fan community with those of copyright holders. ---->>>

Facebook and Twitter have a ton of information they're trying to make sense of. ---->>>

Football has limited success in Europe. ---->>>

I love video. ---->>>

I think a platform such as YouTube has to respect local laws and customs. ---->>>

I'm an NFL guy. ---->>>

If you're creating an entertainment site, you want the content to be the star. ---->>>

In the Internet world, especially in Silicon Valley, everyone is at the ready all the time, and turnaround is relatively short, if not instant. ---->>>

Me, personally, I don't upload video to YouTube. ---->>>

The whole purpose of MixBit is to reuse the content within the system. ---->>>

There's not really any safe places on the Internet. ---->>>

There's something very satisfying about creating a tactile product. ---->>>

Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others. ---->>>

Video is universal and allows people around the world to communicate and exchange ideas. ---->>>

When people are making the decision to put a piece of content online, they really do truly want to get it in front of the largest audience. ---->>>

When you have a model that's worked very well, it's very hard to change. ---->>>

I think you will see a point where the traditional model of advertising on TV or advertising online will go, and advertisers will cover one programme, no matter what platform it's being broadcast on. You'll see the same ads whether you are watching it on your TV, your computer or your phone. ---->>>

I'm probably not creative or talented enough to create an especially compelling piece of content, but I really do enjoy watching a great movie or TV show. ---->>>

People want to see something authentic. If it's too polished and highly produced, people might not trust it as much. If it's grainy, if it's coming from a webcam, if it's someone standing there and talking their mind or sharing their thoughts, people trust it much more. ---->>>

People just don't sit down and just watch TV at night. Between cellphones, television, video games, the Internet and instant messaging, people are just spending their time in different places. ---->>>

The iPhone will maybe become more of a video-conferencing experience - you pick up your phone, you answer it, you'll be talking to someone looking at their face. ---->>>

The one thing with the established and traditional media industries is that whenever something new comes along, they don't know what to make of it, and the natural reaction is to fight it or push back. ---->>>

There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there's only a handful that rise to the top. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-24, 1977
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Occupation: Businessman

Chad Meredith Hurley (born January 24, 1977) is an American co-founder and former CEO of the popular video-sharing website YouTube and MixBit. In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0's "50 People Who Matter Now" list. In October 2006, he and Steve Chen sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google (wikipedia)