Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Video search soon!

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are quietly developing new search tools for digital video, foreshadowing a high-stakes technology arms race in the battle for control of consumers' living rooms.

"Google's trying to bring TV to the Web the same way they're bringing books to the Web"

Microsoft is working on the interactive TV market for cable providers. It is building technology that will let people with a Media Center PC or Internet-connected TV sift through and find specific video files available over the Internet, broadcast and video-on-demand networks.

Google is working on a multimedia search for internet only video. Google has apparently demonstrated the new technology to a few major TV broadcasters in an attempt to forge alliances and develop a TV-searchable database on the web.

Yahoo is starting off small working with news aggregators to index video clips that are already online.

It will be interesting to see how the three come out with their respective versions of the same.


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