Google could soon change the way we watch TV online. At least that's the rumor as reported by The Guardian. In a recent story, the English newspaper reported that the internet giant is in secret talks with Simon Fuller, the British entrepreneur behind the Spice Girls and the "Pop Idol" TV franchise.
According to a source identified as being "close to Fuller," the talks are aimed at a "big idea… [that] will change TV in much the way iTunes changed the way music is distributed."
While neither side is saying precisely what the plan is, those close to the talks say Google could be looking to distribute original content online. If true, Google would be in direct competition with TV networks, which are currently dealing with a nasty labor dispute over residual payment to writers for digitally distributed content.