"I want Google Fiber!"

Curious to see how many will reblog or tweet this theme after seeing the speeds they’re getting in Kansas City:

Turn on the digital afterburners, baby

I’d be all Mac, but with a heaping helping of Google software. What would you do?

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One more post today, if only because I’m geeking out over the new Web series Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a prequel to the reimagined TV series produced by Syfy and Machinima and broadcast via YouTube. To me, it’s precisely the sort of original programming that makes YT’s custom channels so amazing.

So why you should care about this as an investor? Simple: Every time an amazing new series debuts on YouTube it proves that, like Netflix and Amazon, the platform is every bit as capable as a cable or satellite operator when it comes to distributing great content.

On Attack of the Show, John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow) interviews Michael Learmonth from Ad Age about YouTube’s progress and plans with original programming. Watch the video for more, but for the record, I like this idea today as much as I did a year ago.

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Google Fiber is now live in Kansas City. Here’s how fast it is, according to one user, Mike Demarais. Guess we know where we’re going for our next vacation.

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Google Fiber is now live in Kansas City. Here’s how fast it is, according to one user, Mike Demarais. Guess we know where we’re going for our next vacation.

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Google is adding $100 million annually to its corporate venturing efforts, great news for startups. But should it matter to investors in Google’s shares? I like the strategy — and I own shares — but as this LinkedIn discussion shows, stockholders shouldn’t expect Google Ventures’ efforts to be much of a catalyst for several more years at least.

(Source: goo.gl)

Concrete proof that it would be stupid for Netflix to sell right now

According to the latest data from Sandvine, Netflix now accounts for 32.9% of “downstream” prime time Internet traffic. YouTube ranks next at 14.8% while Amazon nets just 1.8%. Why sell when you have this large an advantage? More importantly, why sell when your core business is trading on the cheap?

Source: Sandvine via AllThingsD

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I’ve long been a fan of @drizzled's work, so it was nice to record a video that refers back to a piece of his as source material.

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As an investor in its shares, I find Google's influence thrilling. As a #writer, not so much. How one company sees my work says a lot about who else will see it. $GOOG

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