I quite liked veoh actually. Used to watch different shows on various sites and it was almost always either an embedded video using megavideo or veoh. Veoh was pretty decent as far as the actual player, never been to the website however.
He did answer it, Andrew was saying Google might/should/could try and fight against this using some of it's resources. Tao was merely saying he doesn't agree that a US company should. How hard is that to udnerstand?