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San Bruno, Calif. – A Stanford University student who
watched Google (NASD:  GOOG) launch its new "Instant Search" feature and created a
similar search feature for YouTube in just three hours has been offered a job
at the video-sharing site, according to published reports. Just like Google
Instant, the YouTube Instant feature attempts to guess what video users are
searching for as they are typing a search string.

Nineteen-year-old Feross
Aboukhadijeh posted a link to his creation last Thursday, and by Friday had
received the job offer at YouTube, via a Twitter post from CEO Chad Hurley.

"Hey @FreeTheFeross! Loving YouTube Instant… http://feross.net/instant/
Want a job? ;)" reads the tweet from Hurley.

Aboukhadijeh is currently
finishing up a summer internship at Facebook, and remarked to CNET that he’d
"like to finish college," but reportedly has a meeting at YouTube
today.

 

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(All Things D)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20016172-93.html

http://twitter.com/Chad_Hurley/status/24129459657

http://ytinstant.com

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  1. That’s so cool. I just blogged about this too over on my blog – did you hear about the fifteen year old that just created iTunes instant? I wonder if he’ll get a job offer 😉

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