The New York Times has a nice in-depth analysis of yesterday’s GooTube deal. They lead with the thought that it smacks of Web 1.0 boom times, but dig further into both sides of the should-they-shouldn’t-they debate. My original anaylsis still stands: basically they either get sued into oblivion or they become the future of video distribution (with one caveat: less ugly compression).
If they can develop this into a download service with iPod/Zune integration, then maybe we’re looking at an iTunes competitor?
[tags]gootube, google, youtube[/tags]