Exactly, because we know at some point mighty "G" will start charging people to put videos, that's the whole thing they bought it in the first place. The other networks are just copy-cats and they want to make as much money as Google will make.
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Google recently closed down "google answers" after trying to copy "Yahoo answers" but they could not with the competition. Yahoo seems to be well set on that one. ;)
YOUTUBE TO PRESENT VIDEO AWARDS
SAN FRANCISCO: Brace yourself, Oscar. Step aside, MTV. Next week, the online video-sharing website YouTube will present awards for best user-generated videos of 2006.
It's the "wave of the future" in broadcasting, I suppose. I wonder how this will affect cable TV providers? Will they join in the mix of Internet providers of live content? I know we've given up cable again recently, and haven't had much trouble finding the shows we want online. There are some (like foodnetwork) that provide only recaps but not full episodes, but FOX, ABC, NBC, and some others provide full episodes. And then there are sites like hulu.tv and tv.com that have full episodes of all kinds of shows across many different genre.
I'm kind of surprised it's taken Google/YouTube this long to launch this service.