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The speculation about Google announcing a Google Cube, which has been summarily dismissed by David Krane, Google’s PR big cheese on his blog. So what will Larry Page talk about during his Friday keynote at the CES? A reliable source of mine pinged and told me […]

The speculation about Google announcing a Google Cube, which has been summarily dismissed by David Krane, Google’s PR big cheese on his blog. So what will Larry Page talk about during his Friday keynote at the CES? A reliable source of mine pinged and told me that the big news would be new and improved Google video. It is some sort of a video distribution deal which has been in the works for a while. Maybe content on demand, or finally a strategy and partnership that gives direction to Google Video. Whatever it is, Googlers are pretty pumped about these recent developments. I don’t have any more details, but given the money gusher Google’s video efforts can be, I won’t be surprised. Video is the big theme at CES this year. Check out our podcast about video 2006.

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  1. marc-o.net » » Rumeurs Google : la piste vidéo Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    [...] Selon Om Malik, Google n’annoncerait pas de Google PC demain, mais une amélioration de son service vidéo. [...]

  2. I have discovered something about Google Video regarding a potential “Google Video Player” built on the open source VLC. This might be what is planned for CES.

    You can read how I came to that conclusion here:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=65

  3. It looks obvious Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    No Google PC after all

    Om, as usual, is the one that coming with the news that make sense. Link:  No Google PC, Think Google Video “It is some sort of a video distribution deal which has been in the works for a while. Maybe content on demand, or finally…

  4. I thought Google dropped VLC and went with Macromedia. Maybe they might come back. http://dl.google.com/opensource/VLC/vlc-diff.txt this is very old,(ya 6 months is old) Anyway, VLC is a pretty bad player and is also under threat from those EU DCMA laws. Google must go with Real or other open RTSP implementations.

  5. Ondas, cables, luces, cacharritos y cachivaches » CES: Google Video? Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    [...] Pues ahora que lo del Google PC parece calmarse, despes de todos los desmentidos, Om Malik se descuelga con que una de las famosas ‘fuentes generalmente bien informadas’, a.k.a. ‘un pajarito’ le ha dicho que lo que se anunciará este viernes por parte de Larry Page es una versión mejorada de Google Video, incluyendo algún tipo de acuerdo de distribución que lleva tiempo gestándose… [...]

  6. Google Video?

    There’s some buzz that Larry Page will be announcing a new video distribution service by Google in his CES keynote. It makes sense to me, since the constant increase in broadband penetration and improvement has brought the web to the

  7. OM: No Google Cube…improved Google Video

    Om Malik’s saying that Google’s big announcement tomorrow at CES is related to Google Video, not a Google Cube announcement.

  8. Om Malik on Broadband : » Yet Another DRM? The Google DRM Thursday, January 5, 2006

    [...] Wall Street Journal has more details on what I had exclusively reported yesterday, Google’s new improved video plans. Ironically, WSJ flubs the biggest piece of news in the story, which is buried at the very end of the story… Google has developed its own digital-rights-management software to protect downloaded videos from piracy. …..Excuse me, but this is yet another DRM system, that will now duke it out with Microsoft’s DRM and Apple’s DRM, amongst scores of pretenders. Techdirt Mike, vigilant as ever caught this and points out that AP and Reuters did not even mention this in their reports on the pending news. And he sums it up nicely, “we now have yet another incompatible copy protection system that is likely to lock people in (while also opening up new security holes).” [...]

  9. codyhanson.com » links for 2006-01-05 Thursday, January 5, 2006

    [...] No Google PC, Think Google Video Om Malik thinks we’ll see a Google video distribution deal announced at CES on Friday (tags: codyhanson.com google video) [...]

  10. VoIPWiki Blog » Wall Street Journal Confirms Google DRM Thursday, January 5, 2006

    [...] I was also among the first to report on Google’s plans to stream video for major content providers. But this had to be in the equation considering Google’s close relationship with AOL Time Warner. [...]

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