Google Video Plans to Take Video Submissions
Google Video Search is moving beyong, uh, transcripts and is actually going to index (you guessed it) video! According to a statement made today by Google co-founder Larry Page. “We’re going to start taking video submissions from people,” Page said at a cable industry gathering. Google’s competitor’s Yahoo Video Search currently lets video providers submit videos via XML feed. Google Video now only allows users to see still video takes and closed captioning.
From Rueters : Google in January rolled out the test version of its video search service that allows users to find content in television programs from such providers as Fox News, the NBA and PBS. Google has search relationships with numerous content and broadband providers and hopes to extend those into new areas. “We’re always looking for ways to expand partnerships,” Google co-founder Sergey Brin said.
“Entertainment is one of the applications (of search). It is one of the kinds of information you can find — it’s just one,” Brin added. On the other side of Google Entertainment, the new Current TV Network announced today that Google will be powering its new “Google Current” news segments.
NOTE: There are some rumors flowing about Page’s statement “We’re going to start taking video submissions from people” meaning Google is getting into Video Blogging. We’ll be reporting more on this later in the day.