Google offers YouTube video in searches
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Searches for research papers or personal curiosity on Google now will return videos from the California-based Internet search giant's YouTube unit.
Google, which acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion, says the change is part of its effort to differentiate YouTube from its similar Google Video service, USA Today said Friday.
To get returns that include YouTube videos, added Thursday, users must use the video search tab, the company said.
Google Video's goal is to be the definitive search engine for video Internet-wide, not just on Google's sites, said David Eun, company vice president.
For now, Google Video and YouTube remain separate, with both offering vehicles to upload and share videos, Eun said. Over time, users will be encouraged to share videos on YouTube and search video on Google.
Including YouTube videos in Google's video search will "dramatically increase video viewing on the Web," Eun says. "People will start finding lots of videos they never even knew existed."
Rivals Yahoo and AOL have separate video search engines, but neither link to YouTube. // Copyright 2007 by United Press International