[FoRK] NewTube VS OldTube

Albert S. < albert.scherbinsky at rogers.com > on > Tue Oct 10 17:58:56 PDT 2006

I'm in awe at your ability to resist the lure of the
Googleplex. Indexed video would be great. Indexed
closed captions would imply partnership with the
oldfangled TV content producers. If they get a
ClueTube, they may be inclined to go it alone. Can you
capture closed captioning in any of the video file


--- Simon Wistow <simon at thegestalt.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 12:23:25PM -0400, Albert S.
> said:
> > Who are the winners and losers in Google's move
> into
> > Internet based video?
> A few months ago I was asked to go for an interview
> at Google. After the 
> usual 4 interview shennanigans I was offered the job
> but ended up 
> declining in favour of another offer.
> The role was for television search. I signed an NDA
> so I don't want to 
> go into detail but I was asked for ideas on what I
> thought TV search 
> would be. 
> My ideas ranged from searching TV programs (do scene
> detection and then
> combine with an inverted index of the closed
> captioning and maybed tied
> into Google News, which I played around with at
> college 10 years ago) to
> using all of that Dark Fibre plus set top boxes plus
> a Bittorrent-mixed
> -with-Akamai-esque-thing to do a VOD system which
> could then by mined 
> for marketing data.
> Of course I wasn't told what they were up to but I
> don't think I was far 
> off with my ideas.

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