From the Official Google Blog, we learn that Google Video searches will now include links to videos hosted at YouTube, but in the future, Google Video will index "the world's online video content" whereever it exists.
I love Art Buchwald and didn't know that he had passed away until I saw his pre-filmed video obituary. The New York Times has rolled out a service they call "The Last Word" where they allow famous people to say goodbye and tell how they would like to be remembered.
From E-Commerce Times:
Spending on online video advertising will soar throughout this decade with sales predicted to break the billion dollar barrier in 2008, according to a report released this month by research aggregator eMarketer. This year's outlay for Net-based video ads grew more than 82 percent over 2005, to some US$410 million. The forecast for next year's growth is even higher: 89 percent, to $775 million, prevised the report, a copy of which was obtained by the E-Commerce Times.
Move over, William Hung! Utah's own Devin Thorpe has posted a video of his incredible rendition of the BYU Cougar Fight Song. I think you'll enjoy Devin's video even more if you first relive the excitement of the final seconds of the BYU victory over Utah. Check out this YouTube video that someone show from the stands.
If I were an active investor in internet stocks, I would read everything that Bambi Francisco has to say, especially about the large internet companies. She has amazing prescience. I've been reading her for columns for years. Today she has an excellent post at AlwaysOn.
I heard about Rocketboom last year, a simple, short-format daily news video broadcast that has attracted millions of views. They have a growing archive, of course, and they use a simple web 2.0 tagging system to identify the topics that are covered in each broadcast. (See the Rocketboom Alexa chart.
My friends at Copper Rain Productions are offering a free seminar on how to use video to generate more leads, more customers, and more sales. Here is the info from their web site. Click here for more info and to RSVP.
What: Seminar: Show More. Tell More. Sell More.TM When: Thursday, October 19th, 2006 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Where: Orem (Specific location will be provided to those who RSVP)
I wrote an article for Connect Magazine's September issue about skating to where the puck is going, not to where it has been, and I specifically addressed online video. I encourage companies to rush into online video, to take advantage of this new trend, and gain a competitive advantage by being an early adopter.
Last night I caught part of Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on cable. Donny was interviewing billionaire Mark Cuban, who is one of the smartest entrepreneurs I've ever followed. The best written article I've seen about how Mark turned Broadcast.com into a multi-billion dollar company is the chapter in Net Entrepreneurs Only, published around 2000, to highlight a dozen or so successful online entrepreneurs. The work ethic that Mark and his partner Todd had back then is nicely described there. Mark talked about it again last night. He described a typical work day.