Peter Kafka

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YouTube's New Revenue Plan: Gouge Warren Buffett!

Here’s the full text of a blog post titled “Announcing YouTube Pro *Wink*,” posted on the Google-owned (GOOG) site tonight:

It was with great pleasure that we heard billionaire investor Warren Buffett enjoys hours and hours of YouTube watching his favorite videos.

The “Oracle of Omaha” also suggested that YouTube should be charging him “a lot of money” based on the enjoyment he gets from YouTube. We agree and are happy to announce a new subscription offering: YouTube Pro. Pro will be offered for a limited time at the low price of $100 million/year. We don’t expect to sell many, but if Mr. Buffett wants to make sure he’s paying his fair share, we take cash, credit and, for him, personal check.


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— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google