After a nudge from The Reg - and what would seem to be thousands of angry emails - Google will now provide full refunds to anyone who purchased clips from the now defunct Google Video store. On August 10, the world's largest search engine quietly slipped an email to Google Video customers, saying it would soon shutdown the site …
Oh no ...
"All customers will receive an email explaining the refund, and yes, it includes a link where they can update their credit card info"
Great. So in the next two days we can expect a flood of phishing emails looking like Google.
Re the Bootnote
Thats actualy a good idea! I like that idea of extending google news to youtube.
And in a way, it kinda fits, Google's two most lawsuit prone products are tied together.
Now if only they coul add adwords in there, litigationcentral.com seems to be a good domain name for that service...
no harm in changing
tune it was stupid in the first place I doubt those
cc details were different at all for most people. When you are
as large as Google you can expect your share of lawsuits how
many months has MS gone without a litigation and they are
far more culpable for most of the crap they get accused of.
Not a bad reaction time for a complete screw up nice to know
there are times when even Google gets the message.
Google's response that many were not using the same CC is idiotic. Let's leave aside that many people don't bother changing their credit card companies. It is good practise, for many reasons, to refund back to the original source and if the bank in question has issued a new CC then the refund will be forwarded on in any case.
An email with a link
to update credit card details....
Cue a phishing attack?
I mean, google video DTO/DTR customers will be expecting an email from google, will they check close enough that the email they receive is actually genuine?
So the new logo is . .
Do No More Evil When We Get Caught At It ?
Re: So the new logo is . .
Actually, the new slogan is the same as before, but with a new phrase tagged on: "Stupidity is not evil, so we're OK."