One of of the founders of YouTube revealed yesterday that he is to step down from his role as chief executive and take on an advisory role at the video-sharing website.
Chad Hurley, who set up YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005, will be replaced by Salar Kamangar, the former vice-president of web applications at parent company Google.
Mr Hurley said: "For the past two years, I've taken on more of an advisory role at YouTube as Salar Kamangar has led the company's day-to-day operations."
He continued: "I will continue to serve as an adviser and am excited to witness the next phase of YouTube's growth."
The search engine giant Google bought the site in 2006 for $1.6bn.