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MySpace To Launch Video Sharing Rival to YouTube

5:16 pm on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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MySpace will tomorrow launch a video-sharing service to rival YouTube, which Google bought for $1.65bn (830m) last year.

The News Corp-owned social networking site is launching MySpace TV where users can share and watch video even if they are not signed up to MySpace.

The new service updates MySpace's existing video sharing platform, which is widely considered to be lacking compared with YouTube.

MySpace To Launch Video Sharing Rival to YouTube [telegraph.co.uk]

6:35 pm on June 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Although I can't stomach the high % of people on myspace who are only there to show off their peacock feathers or think they are the next best thing its nice to see a site become the full package.

If myspace offers a search engine down the road google should worry imo. I don't think myspace is a site google can afford to not have their logo on right now. (search box, video credit etc)

6:56 pm on June 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Myspace could capture a lot of eyes from youtube if they cater to the music video providers. The video encoding quality is much better on myspace than youtube and the audio is in stereo.

It's kind of funny. Youtube is trying to become more like Myspace and Myspace is trying to become more like Youtube.

[edited by: MrSpeed at 6:57 pm (utc) on June 27, 2007]

1:34 pm on June 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This is good news. YouTube needs some good competition. I've been going through and taking all the YouTube videos off my website ever since they added the new "related videos" feature to the embedded videos. If I can't control what I'm displaying on my site, I'm not interested in having their videos there.

Hopefully MySpace will be a little more considerate on this issue.

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It is really good for the Video. Now YouTube has to focus on serving better quality. Frankly speaking there isn't any quality at all, right now.