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Wednesday, February 23, 2005  

Google's movie: tag.
Try "movie: asoka"

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (6)


The movie: search combined with google's video search combined with VOD will be a killer app.
Very soon, you can do things like -search for 'thalaivar auto driver' and then pay your cable company and watch the song on your TV instantaneously. People have been talking about this for 7-8 years and slowly you can see the different pieces of puzzle falling into place. It will be interesting to see as to who is going to integrate all these technologies and make money out of it.

By Blogger manoj, at 11:53 PM 

Exactly. All those beta stuff from big and small companies have shown us the possibilities. To add to your observation,

missing links:
Make money - scheme as innovative as Google's adsense alone could bring things out of the labs
Regulation - TiVos & clones thrown all around, combined with the power of torrents and personal network servers, almost everyone's hosting files. Bullying tactics dont work here. Curious though, to hear abt a solution in this regard.

Any more?

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:24 AM 

Since we talked Google here, a slight digression: an observer predicts next Google app [here].

By Blogger pradeep, at 7:29 AM 

While on the subject of cool google apps:

It will be interesting to find out if google is working on indexing indian language literature. Thanks to project madurai, we have already digitized tamil classics and I also read that TTD(tirupathi) is working on digitizing all the vedas.

By Blogger manoj, at 10:26 AM 

I think at some point google is going to offer all possible services that the Web has to offer. Most for free(deriving money from ads) and some for money like VOD as Manoj says.

Reverting to an older argument, is this going to make google an unwanted behemoth, much like Microsoft of today, remains to be seen.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 11:34 AM 

heard abt Google's trouble with the French, but didnt know about our very own Project Madurai. Glad to know of such efforts.

Again the same answer. Lack of communities such as Open Source led to the creation of earlier 'behemoths'. So I am guessing, Googleplex is busy with introspection. Which is enuf of a check.

By Blogger pradeep, at 10:11 PM 

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