YouTube co-founder develops possible rival; thinks Denny's is nice place to have breakfast

Adweek reports that YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is working on some kind of collaborative video startup, possibly to rival YouTube, sort of. He left the company in 2010; since then, the company has changed much under Google's ownership.

"I wish [South by Southwest] was a month later because I could unveil the new product," Hurley said during a Q&A with Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose on Saturday afternoon. Without going into too much detail, he said the product is "primarily video-based...and gives flexibility for people to work together and create content."

Hurley says some of the deal talks happened at a South Bay Denny's, as Yahoo was eyeing involvement.

"We met with Eric [Schmidt] and Sergey [Brin] at Denny's in Redwood City [to talk about the possibility of selling YouTube]. We met there the week before with [Yahoo’s] Jerry [Yang] and Terry [Semel]," he said, noting that Semel had suggested the locale because it was "very low-key and had great breakfast."



  1. …Semel had suggested the locale because it was “very low-key and had great breakfast.”

    So they smuggled in their own food?

        1.  Good luck finding a Waffle House in Northern California.

          And Denny’s do seem to be universally better on the West Coast.

  2. As a Yahoo employee during the Semel years that explains some things about his sense of quality…

  3. I at there for the first time in years the other day. Waitress said it was cheaper to order four eggs instead of three. Still don’t understand why? Stopped at Walgreens and got an order of Liptor to go and I was all set. 

  4. Denny’s isn’t all that bad.  In terms of basic breakfast fare it is kind of middle of the road, some are better than others.  But compared to a hometown country cooking restaurant that serves breakfast all day…yeah no real comparison.

    1. While I dislike Dennys because it seems like everything I order is coated with crisco, it’s far better than Ihop which went way downhill after the Applebees buy out.

  5. Yeek, that’s MY Denny’s. Used to go there with friends all the time in high school and when I was home from college. It’s actually pretty good for a Denny’s.

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