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NY Times, 10/25/10
Traffic across Google sites broke a new record this month and now accounts for an impressive 6.4% of all Internet traffic around the world, according to a tally by network security firm Arbor Networks.
The tally included all Internet sites owned by Google, namely its main Google.com search engine, YouTube, GMail, Google Maps, Google’s office suite of products like Google Docs and Spreadsheets, and others. One expects a major contributor to the statistic to be its juggernaut video-sharing site YouTube, which transmits an average of 24 hours of video every minute according to an estimate by Website Monitoring.