YouTube hopes to be on mobile devices in 2007

YouTube Inc., the popular online video sharing site, said Wednesday it hopes to launch a service for wireless devices within a year.

Chad Hurley, YouTube chief executive and co-founder, told an advertising conference that offering video services on mobile phones was a key opportunity for the company.

Having attended the event today, this is one of two talking points he shared. He almost admitted that YouTube has been slow to adopt mobile-friendly technologies (such as Yahoo!'s Flickr service, which was highlighted at Yahoo!'s Hack Day event earlier this year). He also noted that content removal requests would threaten and reduce "brand exposure" and warned that YouTube would not be to blame.

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News source: YouTube hopes to be on mobile devices in 2007

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