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YouTube launched in South Korea

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, January 24, 2008
16 years ago2,425 views

<< YouTube, the world's most popular online video-sharing website, launched a localised service in South Korea Wednesday to capitalise on the country's fast-growing user-created content market.
Sakina Ariswala, head of YouTube's international operation, said it has secured content from local companies for its Korean operation to supplement the vast collection of the US-based operation. >>;_ylt=AhkJ47GHqX2sz8fO4g8CDjKs0NUE

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

From the launch conference:

[photo by Seungho Han, CC{by-nc-nd} license]

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Sakina Ariswala -> impressive person!!!

   * Product Lead International Search and Search Quality at Google
   * Software Engg. at Yahoo!
   * Software Engineer at Altavista

needless to say em Asian Women are running the show .. :)-=

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

On a kind of related note, their localized versions really screw around with their blog. For example, this thread – – linked to a YouTube blog post:

But because I have YouTube set to show me the UK version, it forwards me to this post, which doesn't exist (because each local version maintains its own blog):

And the only way to get the blog post is to change my preferred country.

Seriously YouTube, a permalink should be a permalink. No redirects please!

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