Youku Tudou

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Youku Tudou (Chinese: 优酷土豆) is the result of the 2012 merger of Chinese internet sites Youku and Tudou,[1][2] creating one of China's biggest video sites.[3] Prior to the announcement of the merger, Youku was the #11 website in China, and Tudou was #14.[4] The chairman of the board is Victor Koo, the founder of Youku. The company had a stock listed on the NYSE, YOKU before being acquired by Alibaba Group on 6 November 2015.[5] In December 2016 it reported it had 30 million subscribers.[6]


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