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Google in TV Deal with New Channel "Current"

Search Engine giant teams up with Al Gore and his new TV network

     
10:33 pm on Apr 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Guess it was just a matter of time before Google worked with the man who created the Internet.

[news.yahoo.com...]

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Monday unveiled his new television network, "Current," which aims to attract younger viewers with short videos and a tie-in with the popular Google Inc. search engine.

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In addition to the videos, the new network reached a pact with the search firm to include Google data on the most popular Web searches.

The deal came despite early skepticism from Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, the No. 1 Web search engine that earlier this year stepped into the realm of entertainment by releasing a test video search service that pulls up still shots from such content providers as Fox News, PBS and the NBA.

12:54 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The original reference to the creator of the internet was probably a snide reference to Al Gore once claiming that he invented it.

And, of course, that never actually happened:

[snopes.com...]

Must... think... for... self...

1:15 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google may have just jumped the shark. Anything to do with Al Gore's politics will surely reflect poorly. Incredible!
1:23 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>>>jumped the shark

Love that term. The Fonz lives in infamy.

2:26 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Must... think... for... self...

OK, he didn't invent it, he created it. Bl**dy journalists! :)

Sorry, I was just trying to help someone who sounded confused. Possibly because I often am.

3:31 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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<offtopic>
carguy84: aleksl, you burn your bras too?

Haha, funny, where did you learn that joke, in high school? It would be Bro then.

Conveniently, I just moved, and had to deside between carrying my tube or opting for a brand-new LCD TV. Tube I gave away, LCD TV technology is too young, I guess I'll wait 6 months.

Now when I go to someone's house, I can't stand watching TV. 2-hour movie that lasts 4 hours? You gotta really like commercials or REALLY have no other life to sustain it. My hour is worth A LOT more that $4 I pay to rent a movie.
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Yu-hoo! Another geek show full of ads! What a great idea! DumbAr5es.

3:30 pm on Apr 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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aleski, it was a joke, sorry you didn't find the humor in it wasn't meant ot be offensive; besides I couldn't have heard it in high school, I skipped right from womb to webmaster. ;)

RE ads: buy a Tivo - no more ads and that one hour show just became 42 minutes!

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