Who has less of a clue, the author, or the subject of this article: Sony buys video-sharing site by Gary Gentile
“Media companies, including Sony, have begun to offer content side by side with videos shot by amateurs on sites such as MySpace, Guba and BitTorrent.”
“…allows people to place those videos on social networking sites such as MySpace and Friendster using its peer-to-peer network.”
And if that doesn’t work out, they can always try getting bundled on an AOL software CD…
This is my favorite bit, though:
“Sony could also discover new talent on the site, Lynton said.”
Maybe they can find a whole new board of directors!
UPDATE: Robert Cringely thinks this is a good market research opportunity for Sony