Posted By RichC on April 17, 2011
… and Google Video! With Google shutting down ‘cloud’ storage of videos users may have archived for years on their service, I decided it might be best to save a few important ones to my computer and personal webserver – a lesson for those putting to much trust in ‘cloud’ only storage.
Later this month, hosted video content on Google Video will no longer be available for playback. Google Video stopped taking uploads in May 2009 and now we’re removing the remaining hosted content. We’ve always maintained that the strength of Google Video is its ability to let people search videos from across the web, regardless of where those videos are hosted. And this move will enable us to focus on developing these technologies further to the benefit of searchers worldwide.
On April 29, 2011, videos that have been uploaded to Google Video will no longer be available for playback. We’ve added a Download button to the video status page, so you can download any video content you want to save. If you don’t want to download your content, you don’t need to do anything. (The Download feature will be disabled after May 13, 2011.)
That reminder aside, I stumbled on a long lost clip where I justified buying a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI for my daughter at the Beyond a Billion event. My thoughts were that a diesel car was an investment that would get her through medical school … and from the looks of it well into her residency. Smart move … and with today’s fuel prices; I wish I still were driving my Volkswagen TDI (ONN news clip from 2005 below).