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YouTube acquires Irish video company

YouTube confirmed on its blog Tuesday that it has acquired Green Parrot Pictures, a company that has developed technology t o make video look better and use less bandwidth.

Jeremy Doig, Google’s director of video technology, wrote that the company was excited when it learned that Green Parrot had developed technology to improve the quality of footage — by reducing noise, sharpening images and rendering high-quality video — while video is uploaded to the Web site.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google.

Green Parrot Pictures is based in Ireland and was founded by Anil Kokaram, a SciTech Oscar winner and professor of electronic and electrical engineering at Dublin’s Trinity College.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.


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