The Google/YouTube deal

As Good Morning Silicon Valley observes, Google’s acquisition of YouTube is sucking all the air out of the blogosphere. The GMSV boys are speculating whether the two parties celebrated the deal “with a round of Coke and Mentos”. But here’s the most interesting twist:

The happiest people in the deal aside from Hurley and Chen [co-founders of YouTube] are the folks at Sequoia Capital, the VC outfit that backed them and is looking at better than a 40x return on a year-old investment.