"Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today," wrote Siegel.
The decision by a judge last month to throw out Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against Google and YouTube for alleged copyright infringement may also have contributed to YouTube's willingness to host longer clips.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.