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24 April 2009



An interesting concept - yet I cannot help think that the Google/YouTube partnership stands for more than just the sum of its parts. Certainly, YouTube is making a loss, and an astounding one at best, but its parent will gladly pump money into the venture simply to keep the market share.

Let's face it - Maps, Docs, Gmail, etc. - Google will, ten years from now, be making bread as well. Of the sliced variety. What they care about is market exposure and hitting the next big thing. When they hit the next big thing, then they can cash in on it. It's similar to a stock broker sending out small lump sums into various funds to figure out which one will suddenly bloom. Perhaps Google just deals in concepts, not companies.

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