Google to Expand Video Search
The company plans to begin accepting digital video submissions, a Google co-founder says, in an effort to broaden its experimental video search engine.SAN FRANCISCOGoogle is ready to expand its experimentation with video search this week by allowing individuals to submit video to the search engine. Google co-founder Larry Page on Monday disclosed the companys plan to begin accepting video submissions during a session here at the 2005 National Show, a cable industry conference and tradeshow. The move would be the next step for Googles video search effort, which so far has focused on making broadcast TV content searchable. "In the next few days well start taking video submissions from people," said Page, Googles president of products. "And were not sure what were going to get with it."
Google entered the video search arena in January with a Google Labs project that indexes programming information and closed-captioning content from such networks as PBS, Fox News and C-SPAN.