The other day at the Cable Europe congress, Google warned that if TV and movie downloads continue to grow at the current rate, the internet could come to a standstill.
“The Web infrastructure, and even Google’s (infrastructure) doesn’t scale. It’s not going to offer the quality of service that consumers expect,” Vincent Dureau, Google’s head of TV technology, said.
Yeah, says the company who spent $1.65 billion on the biggest clogger of useless online video. A few days later, a Google spokesman went on to retract that staement, saying Mr Dureau had been misquoted. Then a few days after *that*, Google announced that they would be legally airing classic TV shows. Wow, what a fun, whirlwind time for them.
Oh, and in totally unrelated news, Google filed a form of some sort that let everyone know just how much Chad Hurley and Steve Chen made from their
web 2.0 lottery winnings sale of Youtube. It makes me wanna throw up. I am not bitter in the slightest. In other unrealted news, I bought a dozen eggs and a one-way ticket to wherever Google’s headquarters are. What?? I like eggs.