Google Videos kicks the bucket

Anyone who knows about Google Videos should start preparing their good-byes, as the company will finally close the video-hosting site for good tomorrow.

Google Video hasn’t allowed videos to be uploaded since 2009, but on April 29 they will no longer host videos, either. Of course, since Google also owns YouTube — which stuck the first knife into the back of Google Video — this means almost nothing for the company.

However, Google urged former users via email to download their videos off of the site before May 13 — when downloading will no longer be an option — and re-upload them to YouTube.

Despite the shutdown, video.google.com will remain operational as a video search engine.

Google stated in the email: “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.”\

 
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