Google Launches Video for Business

September 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

Google has been on a roll today by releasing their new browser and by being the biggest web company.  Google products are all around and one field where they have been excelling is online collaboration.  Various tools from Google are revolutionizing the way people and businesses collaborate online.

Online collaboration first started with the email, instant messaging, then the sharing of calendars,  apps, oniline office suites, and now video.  Google has a product for all those categories, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Apps, Google Docs and Google Video and Youtube.

In addition to Google Video and Youtube, Google has launched a sub niche for Google Video that comes with Google Apps premiere. 

"Google Video for businesses, available today as part of Google Apps Premier Edition. Imagine YouTube’s ease of sharing and watching videos, but in a secure, private environment made for content like internal corporate announcements, team member status updates, employee training materials and informal information-sharing. Videos can be easily shared with everyone in the company or with specific individuals. People can comment on, rate and tag videos that they watch, bringing even more useful information to subsequent viewers. When we started using Google Video for business inside Google, we were surprised at how quickly Googlers in 20+ countries took to the app. Many of our most popular internal videos were created of their own accord by individuals and teams for sharing with colleagues, a testament to how video has taken horizontal collaboration to the next level."  [Google Official Blog]

The service differs from Youtube mainly for the amount of video uploadable in a single pop.  Moreover features of this new service are similar to Youtube with commenting and sharing, except for some privacy.