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Google Closes Acquisition of YouTube

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
12 years ago1,650 views

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Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Enjoy the golden age of YouTube while it lasts. Sooner or later, Google is going to have to monetise and corporatise this – ads will become more intrusive, content rules will be tightened, etc.

That's my prediction anyway.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Roger said:
"content rules will be tightened..."

Yeah right. Yesterday I lost an hour or two to explore Google Video. I could find a lot of music videos, free South Park (even on the homepage in the educational section) and even things that should be hosted on PornTube.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google Video hosts porn? I mean, other than the bikini shows?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ionut, Google will also need to monetise and corporatise Google Video sooner or later.

Also, I expect YouTube will eventually sell videos just as Google Video does today. And the time will come when both services will promptly remove any "free" content that is derived from the "for sale" content.

So, let's enjoy the golden age of free and relatively unfettered internet video while it lasts!

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