Google Pulls the Plug on Google Video Service

Well, this comes at no surprise. Google just announced that it will be shutting down it’s completely forgotten Google Video service as of April 29th.

Going back in time, Google Video was the search giant’s answer to YouTube back in 2005 when the video hosting market was still seemed up for grabs. Not long after that (and with a majority of videos still on YouTube), Google decided to raise the white flag and simply buy the video hosting site for $1.6 billion instead. Since then, the service has been slowly going the way of the dinosaurs. In fact, users haven’t even been able to upload videos to the site since May 2009, but existing videos kept the service barely alive until now.

Google has suggested that its users move their videos over to YouTube if they haven’t done so already. Otherwise those videos will suffer the same fate as the search giant’s video site and be gone forever.

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Dan Bruns is an award winning cinematographer and editor.

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