CNET News Daily Podcast: Why it's so hard to offer free online movies

Also: Google adds video and voice to chat; video game ratings board expands its review system; and YouTube offers sponsored video results.

Online media reporter Greg Sandoval talks with Kara Tsuboi about the predicament movie studios and online video sites face in trying to provide free movies online. Also in this podcast: Google has added video and voice to its chat service; video game ratings board ESRB will now post summaries online to explain why it has rated video games they way it has; and YouTube will now offer advertisers the ability to buy sponsored video results on people's keyword searches.


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Today's stories:

Tracking the tech downturn

Tech Museum honors tech that benefits humanity

Google launches video chat for Gmail

Google's Chrome now works on Linux, crudely

Using your cell phone's GPS to map traffic

YouTube films unlikely to challenge iTunes

YouTube enabling advertisers to buy search terms

Video game ratings board adds 'summaries'

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Jennifer Guevin is managing editor at CNET, overseeing the ever-helpful How To section, special packages, and front-page programming. As a writer, she gravitates toward science, quirky geek culture stories, robots, and food. In real life, she mostly just gravitates toward food.

 

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