Google sure got a lot of publicity by buying YouTube. And YouTube sure is a lot of fun. Well as usual, the big software company in Redmond Washington isn't sitting on its hands, and has made its own video search engine agreement. Microsoft has inked a deal with Blinkx to drive traffic from its MSN and Live customers to Blinkx. And Blinkx thinks that a TV like interface married to a powerful internet search engine is the wave of the future:
Since the Blinkx search engine does not actually have the source material on its servers, Blinkx doesn't need two things GooTube does: A big building full of servers for all the content, and an even bigger building full of lawyers to defend against copyright infringement lawsuits.