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“So bottom line is that we’re protecting already at risk Play revenue at the cost of YouTube opportunity cost and growth...”

Semi-privately, Chu believed it was bad for YouTube to switch to Google Play Billing, despite being fair.

“That revenue is at risk already... but the opportunity costs for Youtube to move to Play is that instead of rolling out new features and whatnot, YouTube is spending time migrating to Play,” he told attorneys in the 2022 video deposition.