SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ever since buying YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006, Google has wanted to feed premium content -- and premium ad placements -- through that channel. Miramax would put 700 titles at Google's digital fingertips. It puts the company in play against Hulu and Netflix, too.
With Google's possible buy of Groupon.com for $4 billion, the holiday shopping season is heating up.
Netflix offered a streaming-only subscription recently that is cheaper than its cheapest DVD plan.
With all these streaming moments, is anyone else noticing DVDs being sunsetted like so many VHS tapes?