The History Of YouTube

YouTube's First Steps

The domain name "" was created on February 14, 2005, and in the next coming few months the website was developed. It opened for uploads on April 23, 2005. The first YouTube video, Me at the zoo, was put up on April 23, 2005, by the co founder Jawed Karim while he was at the San Diego Zoo. howver, Like many technology startups, YouTube started out as an angel funded enterprise office in a garage. But in November 2005, venture firm Sequoia Capital invested $3.5 million and additionally, Roelof Botha, a former CFO of PayPal, joined the YouTube board of directors. In April 2006, Sequoia and Artis Capital Management invested more money, $8 million, which let YouTube experience a huge popular growth within its first few months of publication. Before then, YouTube was struggling to stay alive but investors made the company stay alive.

The Old YouTube App

The image shown here shows YouTube's start on mobile devices and in this case, on the iPhone. YouTube began on Mobile devices in June 2007, using RTSP streaming for the video. Since June 2007, YouTube's videos have been available on Apple products. This made YouTube's content to be transcoded into Apple's specified video standard, H.264, and the process took several months. YouTube videos can be viewed on iDevices and Android devices. In July 2010, the mobile version of the website was relaunched using HTML5, which avoided the need to use Adobe Flash Player. In September 2012, YouTube launched its first app for the iPhone, which followed the decision to drop YouTube as one of the preloaded apps on the iPhone and iOS operating system. As statistics were shown, YouTube was used by 35% of smartphone users between April and June 2013, making it the third most used app.

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