Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Google on TV

Got this juicy tidbit on ready to pass it on.

Al Gore (the former Vice-President) and Joel Hyatt (an entrepreneur) are teaming up to create a new national TV by, for and with and 18-34 year-old audience. It pulls in Google for it's news updates each half-hour...except it's not traditional "news," the way we think of it now--it's news like Google Zeitgeist. In other words, rather than trying to tell you what's important in the world, it flips the question: What does the world seek to learn right now?

"We're pleased to collaborate with the entire Current team to help this network make the world's information more accessible," said Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder and president of Technology. "Current is an exciting new direction for TV programming that enables any viewer to have the opportunity to broadcast their video to the world," said Larry Page, Google's co-founder and president of Products.

I am all jazzed to think of tv as active collaboration--as a platform where GenX, GenY voices can be heard. MTV or VH1 might have done that, been that in the 80's...but who watches Pimp my Ride and thinks there is any collaborative activity?

Check out the full story abotu on CNET.

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