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Google Video indexes clips from MySpace, Yahoo

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Jun 2007 16:41 User comments (3)

Google Video indexes clips from MySpace, Yahoo Google Inc. has sent its Google Video service further down the search engine path by adding clips from other popular video sites to its database. The updated Google Video service still shows the results of its own videos and YouTube results, but now also offers results from Metacafe, MySpace, BBC, and Yahoo Video. Search results will show thumbnail snapshots of videos hosted from these sites.
Earlier this year, the company had announced it planned to turn Google Video into a search service for multimedia content online after questions were raised about its fate when Google acquired YouTube. The company continues to expand on its offerings to the online video revolution despite constant copyright complaints and criticism of its services.

YouTube, which is currently being sued by Viacom Inc. for over $1 billion, is testing out "video fingerprinting" technology that could identify clips that have been uploaded without permission and give content providers an option to delete them. Such technology could also be developed further to act as an automatic shield against uploading of such videos.

Ars Technica

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3 user comments

116.6.2007 17:52

Sounds good to me, especially because most of those video sites have the worst search engines ever (including YouTube).

218.6.2007 12:10

thats great news but i suggest having a look at as it performs similar functionality but also searches videos from dailymotion, soapbox, livevideo, revver to name a few.

321.6.2007 17:05

I like this and i do see the thumbnails already on Google and it is a great addition.

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