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Breaking News: YouTube on "More Options"

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
12 years ago2,365 views

google.com/intl/en/options/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Bah. They've gone and stuck the word "New!" next to it even though YouTube isn't new at all; it's just new to that page!

Come on Google, give us something really NEW to play with!

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looks like they've still got to make it work with Google Accounts (assuming they are going to put it under that umbrella of services). Currently all it does is link to youtube.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Note the difference :
Google Video : SEARCH for videos
YouTube : UPLOAD & WATCH videos

BTW, on the French version (google.com/intl/fr/options/), Google Video is still not there and Google Groups is "new" ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Well, not a big diff.
The previous text for Video was: "Search TV programs and videos", which seemed kind of outdated/partially inaccurate.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Will it make sense for Google to acquire iFilm too, and potentially other large movie websites? Then they can integrate these into Google Video search like they're doing with YouTube now, and Google Video will slowly start to become a meaningful, almost-web-wide video search engine. (The nice thing, they can exclude competitor's from indexing their video pages via robots.txt and *still* access the data.)

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Philipp – why don't they just index without buying? Is that not technically feasible? Why should video be different than web pages (other than the difference in form)?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Good question, I wish I knew why they don't have a real web-wide video search engine! Certainly it's easier to index the data when you own it (and you can display your own ads on the content, too), but web-wide video indexing is not impossible, as Yahoo's video search engine shows.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "YouTube listed as a Google product" – Tony]

google.fr/intl/en/options/
Just have a look

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "YouTube listed as a Google product" – Tony]

And Labs redirects for me to the Google homepage

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