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YaTube? Yahoo reportedly planning to launch its own Youtube competitor

  1. If rumors are to be believed, Yahoo is planning to launch a Youtube-like online video site in the next few weeks. The key difference would be that it won't be a free, open platform for everyone, as content would be...

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  2. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    I'm feeling a strong 9/10 chance that this won't take off
     
  3. penn919

    penn919 TS Booster Posts: 179   +19

    Yeah, this doesn't come across as a particularly good idea. I'm sure pretty much everyone will share the same gut reaction.
     
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    It's hard to imagine that this will work out, just because YouTube is so engrained. That said, I really hope it does gain traction, because we need a solid YouTube competitor.
     
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    A real competitor to youtube is one that allows you to edit the HTML/CSS or just CSS of your channel and allowing you to earn a bigger share of the revenue which I think unique channels will really take off.

    This just sounds like a internet based TV channel....
     
  6. Might work if they have enough money. We all know there are enough content providers that will happily switch platform. I do hope they implement a better commenting system.
     
  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    A closed off youtube competitor isnt a competitor at all lol, the great thing about youtube is its openess without it youtube wouldnt be as big as it is now.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,513   +2,056

    Why? YouTube is enough for 99.99% of the worlds population.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,513   +2,056

    "Cherry picked content". In other words, expensive junk.
     
  10. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    It's always healthier to have competitors in any given market.
     
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  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,513   +2,056

    Agreed but YouTube is open and free. If Yahoo! offers a similar thing, great. I'd never pay for anything (and I think I speak for most normal people) I can rather get free.
     
  12. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,107

    What they need to do is go talk to cable stations and sign contracts to show their stuff online.
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Checked date, not April 1st yet.
     
  14. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    Well, if it weren't a free service, it wouldn't really be a competitor, would it? ;)
     
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,513   +2,056

    That's what wastedkill implied earlier so I tend to agree with him and MilwaukeeMike.
     
  16. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    Well, this new CEO has bought a whole bunch of 3rd party apps, now wants to start their own version of YouTube (good luck with that!), and in the end, all we have is still a crappy Yahoo! service. This isn't going to end well...
     
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  17. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    Yahoo better call its yahoo-like product 'ya-hooters!' :)
     
  18. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    The service will be free but no one except a few exclusive people can upload it which makes it like a TV station you can watch it but you cant add anything to it basically its useless unless its open.

    Think of it more like a free version of Netflix you can watch it but you cant choose what you want to add to it and you cant add anything to it except your login details lol.
     
  19. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah. BUT, with the new Google + trash now on YouTube, I would be inclined to xD.
     
  20. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    How can it take off with it being closed off except for a few employees of yahoo being able to actually upload content onto it... its like saying youtube could have still got as big as it has if they did the same thing which youtube wouldnt have been bought by google and it would be dead if it was closed off like this...
     
  21. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    If this is anything like the buggy videos they load up in their articles they are going to fail miserably.
     
  22. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    If they have higher CPM payouts, it may go somewhere. But I don't think too far. They need to have an open upload policy like youtube instead of an exclusives club
     

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