After months of rumors and speculation, Google finally made its entry into video search this week. Its offering has received mixed reviews, an atypical reaction, considering that the company's new services are normally greeted with enthusiasm. ¶ Consensus among industry observers is that Google's offering is quite limited in scope and functionality, compared with similar competing free consumer services from players such as Yahoo, America Online, and Blinkx. However, pundits also point out that the Google offering is, within its narrow scope, useful and that the company is likely to improve and expand it quickly. ... Link: PCWorld.com.