The growth of online videos: billions watched

News: Wall St. Journal had an interesting article yesterday analyzing why the Apple TV and other devices that allow people to watch online videos on their TVs haven’t really sold well.

 Two interesting facts noted in the article:

1.  US users watched 9.13 billion videos online in August, up 26% from 7.25 billion in January.

2.  In 2006, 80% of people surveyed said that would not pay any price for a device that would allow them to watch Internet videos on their TV.

Analysis:  My guess is that people are fine watching videos on their computer monitors (the quality of which are pretty good and, in any event, YouTube’s video quality is not that great, to begin with).

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