Google Invests in Its Future in an Unexpected Way

Today, analysts Austin Smith and Andew Tonner discuss Google's $200 million additional investment in YouTube, part of an ongoing effort to rebrand and eventually monetize the website with the third heaviest traffic in the world. Several months ago, Google launched 100 new channels that can target specific consumers and help grow advertising spending. But how much upside does this provide to the Google shareholder? Watch the video to find out.

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