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The six minute video clip is a bit hoaky (particularly Schmidt's attempts at humor) but there are some interesting takeaways from this interview, like:

  • figuring out how to rank real-time info is "the great challenge of the age."
  • broadband will be comfortably faster than 100MB (at least for the Western world).
  • distribution distinctions between TV, Radio and the web will go away.
  • Today's teenagers, who seamlessly jump from app to app, are a model of how the web will work 5 years from now.
  • Content will move more towards video (no surprise here really)

Here's more from the Interview...

I saw that one of our staff writers (happygeek) recently wrote about how a UK Broadcaster (Channel 4), a public TV network, partnered with YouTube so that they can stream their content and increase distribution for their programming. In turn Ch. 4 gets a share of the revenue generated by YouTube ads. This is the first deal of its kind (at least with a major Public Network) and a clear sign that these two distribution channels are already in the process of merging.

Edited by jay 11: fixed typo

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