Google Video Debuts

January 25, 2005 at 8:46 pm | Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Today, Google Video went live. While Microsoft spends R&D money to figure out how to shoehorn Aqua into Longhorn, the codemeisters at Google have made close-captioned text searchable, along with still-frame snapshots of the show.

The initial response to the results might be – “what’s the big deal?”. It’s quite a big deal – if the actual video content is online, it would take little work to add additional links, information, and (here’s where the $$$ comes in) advertising to the stream. Imagine what the content providers would do to generate additional revenue making shows available after broadcast. It sure beats seeing them on Bittorrent.

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