According to an Adage article today, Google’s YouTube deal is going to be the start of Contextual Video. This is great news, as I’ve been predicting this for a while now, and it now finally looks like it’s all coming together for Google; contextual video is in their future. Finally! [Read more…] about Google YouTube Deal to Bring Contextual Video
Google announced yesterday that they have bought Youtube for $165 billion dollars in stock. This has been called one of the most important deals in this decade, paving the way for video online in the future. (Official press release here.)
Mark Cuban has a unique perspective on the deal, saying that it is not something that GOOG should have been done; there are huge copyright issues involved, and they’d better figure out how they’re going to deal with copyright infringement or there are going to be consequences. [Read more…] about Google Buys YouTube
“Earlier this month, Google announced that they will be working with MTV to place “Viacom video clips (MTV and other clips) on web site owner pages.” Well, I got my hands on more exclusive details on that program. Google has hand selected 150 AdSense publishers to test out the pilot. The image on the right is a static image of a portion of a video ad from MTV & Google. You can clearly see the top link goes to http://vma.mtv.com/ and the bottom link goes to the All Eyes On: Christina 1 video posted by vma.mtv.com at Google Video. You can see it live at http://www.nextpimp.com/nextel_ringtones_Rap.html.”
Go over to their report for more information about how it’s being done, who is involved, and some code samples.