Humans have always speculated with curiosity on the stars, ocean tides, plants and seasons. Curiosity is not limited to humans. Those of us with pets know how inquisitive cats and dogs can be. Humans have the distinct benefit of recording our observations for future generations.
In our News & Technology segment with Mark and Derek, It's the "Battle of the Titans" over video-sharing. Telecom networks, Verison and Comcast, are getting into the video sharing business. Version is in talks with YouTube, while Comcast is hoping its launch of Ziddio.com will cut into the massive YouTube audience. YouTube was recently purchased by Google and we talk some more on what that means to the independent producer. We also provide details about a contest in which you can produce a music video for the band "Moby".
So we now know that Google cut a deal to buy YouTube; any chance this move might impact us as video producers? It really hard to say; but it does raise many questions. Certainly, there will have to be something left of that 1.65 billion to throw at improving the quality of user generated content after a few Lamborginis, a bottle or two of Cristal, and platinum-plated lava lamps are purchased.