For Stanford University student Feross Aboukhadijeh, what started off as a bet fueled by youthful ambition and technical bravado ended up an internet hit—and quite possibly a job, CNN reports. Last week, Aboukhadijeh, 19, was just an ordinary, albeit talented, college student as he tested out Google Instant, the web giant's new predictive search results feature. He was immediately impressed but also inspired. To his roommate, he said, "I bet you I can build YouTube Instant in an hour." And his roommate took him up on the bet. Aboukhadijeh didn't quite make the hour deadline, but three hours later, YouTube...

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