If you believe TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal or Reuters, Google looks set to buy YouTube for $1.6bn, which lets face it is a rounding error/couple of months interest for Google.
But, if some pundits are right, Google may end up paying a whole load more if a bunch of potential copyright issues are not resolved at the video sharing site.
My view is that Google will scoop up YouTube so that overnight they become the undisputable leaders in online video. And lets face it, the killer app for the broadband Internet is video.
So who cares about a couple of law suits, eh?