October 15, 2006
On thursday, Jason Liebman -from the google video team- announced that google is now offering on-demand music videos for free!
Google announced major partnerships with 2 of the world’s largest music companies: Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. Google will be streaming thousands of music videos on Google Video which will be ad-supported.
This could be the beginning of the end of YouTube, I guess:-( As for me YouTube still offers more music videos, they are easier to find and they are all free. So why even bother to visit google videos? I guess google’s next step will be to ban and remove all music videos from YouTube. I somehow don’t have a good feeling about google owning youtube, do you?
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January 31, 2006
It’s speculated that Napster, who’s shares have raised over 30% in premarket trading, and Google are in talks over an extensive alliance that would increase sales.
Last week, Napster laid off 10 managers and as usual, some rumors came up. On January 23, Napster’s spokesman declined the rumor that the company was to be sold. Napster was founded by a college student Shawn Fanning, who turned his simple idea to a synonym of music piracy.
Google has been thinking of bringing their own music service. But instead, they are now in discussions with Napster, to form an alliance, for their new digital music service.
This could be one of Google’s best deals from my point of view. Napster rose 1$ (32.05%) from a close of $3.12 to $4.12 in premarket trading on the Nasdaq on Monday.
While Google shares rose 75 cents from a close Monday of $426.82 to $427.57 in premarket trading on the Nasdaq.
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