IDG: Any plans to add a video component to Google News?
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Stoll: We don't want to pre-announce any features but our Google News philosophy is to give users access to all the perspectives on a news story. To the extent that a lot of those are in video and becoming available online, we'd certainly love to make those perspectives available and easily discoverable.
With the YouTube team, working hard, it's certainly an area we'd like to make progress in.
It's true that lots of publishers have asked us about our plans, whether or not we're planning to include video because they'd like to get added traffic to their video content. There's certainly a need out there.
IDG: What are you doing on the social news front, along the lines of sites such as Digg and Slashdot?
Stoll: Obviously Google has a number of products and services that touch on those types of areas. In News today we offer a number of customisation and personalisation features. If I was to give you themes about areas that we're working on, that would be one area in which we're very interested.