YouTube succeeded where Google Video didn’t because users were able to see their videos posted immediately, says Google’s Marissa Mayer.
Google Video, on the other hand, can make viewers wait anywhere from two to four days for the video to be vetted and posted for public consumption.
Editorial, eh. It just doesn’t scale.
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