YouTube, Google Inc.’s popular video-sharing site, is giving away tools that let web site developers tap the underlying database functions of YouTube, in effect allowing users to build their own YouTubes, Reuters reports. The Silicon Valley-based video-sharing site said it is providing wholesale access to YouTube’s extensive video library, global audience, and the underlying video hosting and streaming network that powers YouTube. YouTube said its latest customization offerings allow anyone building a web site or internet-connected software program to upload videos straight to YouTube. They also can fetch video feeds, comments, responses, or playlists from YouTube, let users rate videos or add them to a "favorites list" embedded within their own sites, and customize and control the Adobe Flash video-playing software through which videos are viewed…

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