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Submission + - The Google/YouTube Come-On

mikesd81 writes: "Business Week has an article about Google and YouTube dangling nine-figure sums in front of major programming and network players — that is, the Time Warners, News Corp, and NBC Universals of the world. From the article: "Google calls these monies licensing fees, according to executives who've been involved in the discussions. But some of them characterize the subtext like this: Don't sue us over copyrights. Take this (substantial) payment, and trust us to figure out how we'll all make serious money once we get advertising and revenue sharing worked out."

To make matters more interesting, no publicly traded media company today is in a position simply to dismiss, say, $100 million. One executive privy to the discussions says: "The reality is, if they are able to lock in major media [companies] for three years, then by default YouTube is the place to go" for Web video. Such fears may be what's spurred several major media players to mull assembling a cross-company Web video destination — a YouTube killer of their very own. "The theory is that if you were to aggregate enough exclusive content in one place, you could actually change viewing patterns," says an executive familiar with the cross-company talks. Perhaps anticipating my jumping all over the fallacy of "exclusive" in an open online ecosystem, he concedes "it's really tough," though not impossible. Media execs familiar with the YouTube offer won't discuss it publicly. Neither will Google. But it's interesting that no programming giant has sued YouTube yet. Presumably those guys won't unleash the lawyers until certain talks are played out"
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Journal Journal: Wanted: Good web host capable of surviving being Slashdotted

I'm looking for a good web host - one that can go through being Slashdot-/Digg-/Farked without dying or becoming overly slow, and has a good price on bandwidth.
There are tons of web hosts, and even more web host review sites, most of which I have been led to believe are simply affiliate sites seeking to make a buck off of unwary visitors.

What host do you recommend?

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Submission + - Finding a good web host that survives Slashdotting

Esteanil writes: "I'm looking for a good web host. One that can go through being Slashdot-/Digg-/Farked without dying or becoming overly slow, and has a good price on bandwidth.
There are tons of web hosts out there, and even more web host review sites, most of which I have been led to believe are simply affiliate sites seeking to make a buck off of unwary visitors.

So, I'm guessing there's hardly any place with more experts on this topic than here. So my question is: What host do you recommend?
Posts with affiliate links will be disregarded — and if you work for one, please say so."

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