Chad Hurley


Chad Hurley is the other half of the dynamic duo of YouTube, one of the most highly trafficked Web sites, serving billions of videos around the world, and which was acquired by search giant Google for $1.65 billion this past year. As CEO, his responsibilities include oversight of business development, marketing and operations for the company; he also created the interface and designed YouTube's logo. While Mr. Hurley says his overall vision for the service is to keep the process of watching and sharing video effortless for everyone, some major media companies are not as thrilled with the idea because of content piracy concerns. Prior to YouTube, he was the first user interface designer at PayPal, where he designed the first PayPal logo. Mr. Hurley received a bachelor's degree in fine art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posts With Chad Hurley


YouTube Founders’ Next Act: MixBit

Two of YouTube’s founders are wading back into familiar territory.

YouTube Beats Viacom in Copyright Case, Again

Check out Chad Hurley’s taunt!

YouTube Co-Founders Hit Up Google Ventures and NEA for AVOS Series A

If there’s one thing the co-founders of YouTube don’t need, it’s money.

New Delicious Buys Competitor That Disparaged Its Redesign

Criticizing your famous deep-pocketed competitors is usually just a way to get attention. But for it turned out to be pretty lucrative.

Delicious Struggles Through Relaunch Under New Ownership

Here’s the problem with buying something people love: They don’t love when you change it.

Delicious Relaunches: Exclusive Q&A With CEO Chad Hurley

The new Delicious is ready for its relaunch, with redone infrastructure and a new playlist feature inspired by YouTube. We get Chad Hurley to explain.
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New Delicious Sounds Much Like the Old Delicious, But Newer

YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley are busy revamping Delicious, looking to “mainstream the product” so that many more people will be enticed to bookmark and tag Web sites.

YouTube Is Six Years Old and Huge: Three Billion Views a Day

And users are now uploading two days worth of video to the site every minute. That’s up 100 percent in the last year.
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Clearspring Raises $20M for Audience Data and Gobbling Up Start-ups

Clearspring, maker of the AddThis sharing tool seen on nine million Web sites, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners.

YouTube Founders Are Back, and Have Bought Delicious From Yahoo

YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are preparing a triumphant return to tech, launching a new Internet company called AVOS out of their old stomping ground in San Mateo, Calif.