- Is YouTube a flash in the pan?
As video-sharing site YouTube rides an enormous wave of popularity, a research firm has expressed doubts about the company's business prospects.
Josh Martin, an IDC research analyst, issued a report Thursday asserting that YouTube will struggle to squeeze profits from its video-sharing business, primarily because its audience has grown accustomed to paying nothing for the service. [...]
YouTube owns more than 40 percent of the burgeoning video-sharing market, and more than 13 million people log on ... every month. But even while the company's profile mushrooms, and more than a year since YouTube was founded, executives have yet to roll out a business model.
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