Other than that Google sees a useful revenue stream, will someone explain to me why Google wants to be iTunes? The company’s announcement of fee-based video downloading services for television shows is nice, but what the f does it have to do with search and search-driven advertising that Google couldn’t do more effectively through partnering with, say, Apple?
Granted, television is information (sometimes), and Google wants to make information searchable, but we are rapidly seeing what liberal interpretation of an over-broad corporate ethos actually means: Everything.
Then again, maybe I’m just having a low-vision and cranky Friday. It was wonderfully warm here in La Jolla, and I spent almost the whole day in the office.