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#34717 - 09/28/05 09:03 PM Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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Google Inc has once again branched out and is now offering online streaming of Chris Rock's new comedy "Everybody Hates Chris". Outlets apart from Google have previously offered prime-time show streams, but "Chris" is the first for Google.

The premiere episode of UPN's new comedy will be offered until Thursday, when the second episode is set to air. To prevent illegal distribution, the episode is not available to download through Google's service.

Peter Chane, a senior manager in Google's video team, said of the new service: "We're constantly exploring new ideas on how to deliver content to users." The streaming also gives Google the chance to test the Google Video technology.

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#34718 - 09/29/05 04:25 AM Re: Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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So google is now involved in

Search tech
Satelite image tech
VOIP
Fiber
WiFi
AJAX (Many of you I think underestimate the importance of AJAX)
Advertising
Video
email
DNS
Cutting edge server tech

Google is starting to become evil in my eyes
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#34719 - 09/29/05 08:11 PM Re: Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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Google is starting to become evil in my eyes
So once a company expands past a certain threshold of importance it becomes evil?

Tell me, if you owned Google, (or even Microsoft) would it still be evil just based on its income? Would that make you evil?
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#34720 - 09/30/05 02:29 AM Re: Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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No what makes Microsoft evil is their work ethics and Bill Gates having to own it all... Fuck the money. It's how they go about making that money is what pisses most people off.
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#34721 - 09/30/05 03:43 AM Re: Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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Exactly my point. Google isn't inherently evil, and neither is Microsoft. Learner saying that Google is starting to become evil just because it has a diverse market is definately an overstatement.
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#34722 - 10/01/05 01:47 AM Re: Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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Exactly my point. Google isn't inherently evil, and neither is Microsoft. Learner saying that Google is starting to become evil just because it has a diverse market is definately an overstatement.
/me pats shadow on the head.

Looky here. There is a patern to the markets they are getting into. There is a definate drive to dominace here. Do you realize how powerful a company has to be to take on Microsoft time and again to come out on top? Do you know much about the markets Google is geting into.

I am not talking Google earth here...

For five years now Google has been buying up dark fiber. They are now a dominate force in email, They are buying up key people on key projects in Microsoft(This is a microsoft tactic), They are now in VOIP one of the fastest projected growth fields in the tech sector. They are now fully registered with InterNic to sell domains, but have no plans to do so.


Lets look at it shall we?

Add this up

VOIP + Fiber + Satelite + email + Buying out competitions engineers + DNS registar + WIFI ports in every major city + Video


You do not see it do you? All major forms of communications are being divided up in this new tech world of ours. Google is already a MAJOR player and you hardley notice it due to Desktop search and google earth.

Do you have any idea how much business Amazon.com would loose if google decided to just take them out of thier search engine? About 30% daily. Now amazon is huge. Here is were I am coming from, once a company or person get so huge you now need them, it becomes dangerous.

Then you run into trust us! And "Now we will charge for this "service"." Google seems very nice and cool on the serface. Remember it is a company designed to make money. It is now a publice company with a board room and everything. It is not just the two guys incharge anymore.

When you are getting WiFi internet from google, using thier search, thier Phone, Thier email, Thier IPTV service... Remember they scan emails to provide ads. No one reads them though... Trust us. It is a lot of data on people for a company the specialises in data and how to mazimize its use. I do not think Google evil per say. But I think power corupts and the center does not hold.
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#34723 - 10/01/05 01:19 PM Re: Google Offers New Stream of Chris Rock Sitcom
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Currently I would put my faith in a corporation over the current Bush administration in handling communication. If what you say about increase in power and loss of central control is true then world Governments would be liable to the same equation you came up with.

A competitive market will only be better for the consumers. Google having so many free features is their way of winning against MSoft and will only benifit us.

Though I am sure your saying "Google is starting to become evil in my eyes" is not meant to be taken as the mantra of your argument as I don't believe anyone could be that naive to treat each company with such a pessimistically paranoid narrow mind.
Everyone will take this rise of power differenly but personally I think its great news for us consumers.
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