GooTube is Go

Google buys YouTube.  Plenty of discussion about this on Techmeme and other sites, but here are my thoughts:

  • Google is one of the few companies that can afford YouTube’s bandwidth bills.
  • Google has current content deals that may legitimise some of YouTube’s copyright infringements.
  • Lawsuits will be coming. Guaranteed. But there are just so many eyeballs/pageviews in this that the media companies would be silly to shoot themselves by pulling their content.
  • Will someone please for the love of god improve Flash video compression?

Interesting times.

[tags]google, youtube, gootube[/tags]

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