It was great to catch up with Hunter Walk, a product manager in the Google Video group.
As you probably know, Google is still in Beta on its video platform. The company has recently initiated new ways to upload video that seems to be much easier. We learned that uploaded video is immediately given a distinct url, and not delayed that was previously tied to approval proceeses. So, while video needs to be approved for use on Google Video, the "public channel" is ready to go almost instantly — uploaded video can be used on video blogs and other platforms right away. Seems like a key improvement to us.
To see what Google Video is up to with the Hollywood studios, check out this recent article From AdWeek.
Stay tuned for more comments from Hunter in the days ahead.
— Andy Plesser