Monday, October 9, 2006

Holy snappin' cat videos!

Google is buying YouTube.

Well, that's interesting.

I have to say that I agree with Mark Cuban's take on the whole thing. Short version being that it's a legal house of cards that will start to crumple following the first copyright lawsuit (and the wave of follow-ons).

Still, Google and their what-must-be-a-now-legion team of lawyers thought it was still a good idea, so what do I know.

There's another story here, which in the dinof all the copyright issues, LonelyGirl15's and cat videos, doesn't get talked about. It's a disruptive technology discussion.

It's interesting that while Microsoft's WMV, Apple's Quicktime, and MPEGs (2,4, etc) were all fighting it out, they all turned around to realize that - in terms of eyeballs anyway - Flash had passed them all by. Interesting. 

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