YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley to Step Down as CEO, Concentrate More on Fashion Design

All the tech world has been abuzz this week with the news announced at a conference in Dublin late last week that Chad Hurley, one of the co-founders of YouTube and its current CEO, has announced that he will be stepping down. While he will remain with the company in an advisory role, the AP reports that he intends to now spend his time working on his latest love, the California-based men’s clothing line, Hlaska, which he sounded with Anthony Mazzeri and had apparently been designing pieces for since its inception. Oddly enough, just as the story of his leaving YouTube was breaking, Forbes happened to interview Hurley about his fashion company and the big, big plans he has for it, including having “stores in every major city in two years.”