Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Show 160 Tuesday 10 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah welcome to The Daily English Show.
So, google has bought YouTube.
You’ve probably heard that the word google has recently been added to some dictionaries.
It means: “to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet.”
It’s also a verb in Japanese ググる。
But do you know the origin of the word?
Google comes from the word googol with means the number 1 plus 100 zeros.
As for YouTube ... well tube has many meanings. The underground railway system in London is called the Tube.
And in the US tube is an informal word for TV. So that’s where YouTube comes from.
By the way, in America this is /tu:b/ but in NZ it’s /tju:b/ the same as England I think and in Japan this is ユーチューブ・


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Google has bought YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars.

YouTube is the most popular video sharing site on the internet. It was founded in February 2005 by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.
Every day 100 million videos are viewed and 65,000 new videos are uploaded. Google started in 1998 and is now the internet’s most used search engine.
Google has 8000 employees and lots of money.
YouTube has 67 employees and didn’t have much money until yesterday ... now they have 1.65 billion dollars.

YouTube is the most expensive thing Google has bought in its eight-year history. Last year Google spent 130 million dollars buying 15 companies. It’s not yet known which company Google is planning to buy next.
However there is speculation that their next billion dollar purchase will be The Daily English Show.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 10th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 106 Should I care?

Manabu and Sarah talk about google buying YouTube.
Step 1: Repeat Manabu’s lines.
Step 2: Read Manabu’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Manabu Wow. Big news. Google has bought YouTube.

Sarah Oh. Should I care?

Manabu What do you mean: should I care?

Sarah I mean ... will the site change?

Manabu I don’t know.

Sarah Do you think it’s a good thing or a bad thing?

Manabu I think it’s probably a good thing.

Sarah Why?

Manabu Google has lots of money so YouTube will probably get better.


Music on the show used with permission from Jamendo.
Artist: Saelynh
Album: Sensation electronique
Track: Inside my heart
music at jamendo

Today's news.
YouTube at wikipedia
Google at wikipedia