i too am getting a little sceptical of google's stratospheric valuation.
in the meantime, hp is laying off 15,000. kodak is laying off 15,000. these are not good signals.
microsoft is suing google for hiring away the head of its china lab.
apple looks like it is going to bring out a video ipod.
for those who want to be podcasters, there is free software called audacity that does the trick of recording. a good mike is suggested. and then you have to get it into itunes' list of podcasts.