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YouTube U2 Live Concert Had 10 Million Viewers

Google-owned video sharing website YouTube has recently registered its largest streaming ever during the live webcast of the U2 concert which was watched by millions of people across the globe, according to reports from Variety Magazine.

As many as 10 million of internet users swarmed to the web to stream the U2 live concert from the world’s most popular video-streaming website, which is perhaps a record for an internet streamed event.

The website claimed that the concert was streamed across the world. It was broadcasted live from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on last Sunday.

Chris Maxcy, the chief of the music partnerships for YouTube, touted the huge event on the website by saying, “This was a big win for the YouTube community”, according to Variety.

The full two-and-a-half hour rendition by the group is still available on the website, with the rebroadcasted version of the video being viewed by a whopping 1.1 million users three days after it was originally broadcasted.

The event has undoubtedly heralded a new era for the Google-owned site, as it could presumably embolden other music groups to go for live streaming of their shows, particularly after seeing the massive reach the website exhibited in the event.

You can see the video on U2's Youtube Channel (opens in new tab)

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.