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A Look Into Youtube - The World's Largest Video Site

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In this talk, we will have a look at the world’s largest video site – Youtube. There are over 24h of video material being uploaded to Youtube every single minute. In this talk, we will have a look behind to curtain and see how Youtube has managed to scale the site to these numbers. We will also have a look at the system Youtube is using to deal with copyright infringement.

Oliver Heckmann is working for Google Zürich and leading a 50 person Youtube developer team, the largest team outside the US headquarter. He is leading projects like Youtube Content ID, the Youtube GData APIs, Youtube Insight and a number of Youtube monetization projects. Before working for Youtube, he was a manager on the Gmail team. Oliver did his PhD at the Multimedia Communication Lab Darmstadt in 2004 and won the best computer science dissertation award of the German ACM . He did research on Internet service providers, quality of service and peer-to-peer, before joining Google 3 years ago.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Wednesday Seminars series.

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