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Stanford student Aboukhadijeh, behind YouTube Instant

(NYTimes) Computer Engineer from Stanford student is behind the real-time search engine for popular video sharing site YouTube. This caught the attention of YouTube CEO Chad Hurley, and the Youtube boss is really interested in offering him a job.

After spotting YouTube Instant, Hurley Tweeted over to Aboukhadijeh, saying he loved the idea and asking if he wanted a job.

Aboukhadijeh, who goes by the Twitter handle FreeTheFeross, sent a message back to find out if Hurley was serious about the offer - because, after all, this is the Internet. It looks like Hurley was, indeed, quite serious.

Aboukhadijeh announced the launch of YouTube Instant on Y Combinator's Hacker News feed, a news aggregation site similar to Digg and Reddit. It behaves much the same way Google Instant does - as a viewer types in the video they are looking for, the engine guesses the video and begins playing it immediately.

We've reached out for confirmation from YouTube and will update when we hear back.

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