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)
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.