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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube 162

An anonymous reader writes "Re/code reports that Yahoo will soon be stepping into the realm of internet video. They're seeking to take advantage of complaints from users who make videos for YouTube that they don't make enough money for their efforts. Yahoo has told content producers it can get them a bigger slice of the pie. 'For now, at least, Yahoo isn't talking about replicating YouTube's open platform, which lets users upload 100 hours of content every minute to the site. Instead, it is interested in cherry-picking particularly popular, more professional YouTube fare. Yahoo has also told some video owners that it can use its well-trafficked home page and other high-profile real estate to promote their clips on a non-exclusive basis. After a year, one source inside Yahoo said, it might open the platform up further.'"
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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube

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  • ads (Score:5, Informative)

    by stokessd ( 89903 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @10:35AM (#46609469) Homepage

    They're seeking to take advantage of complaints from users who make videos for YouTube that they don't make enough money for their efforts.

    Lets hope they put in even more ads. I really like the unskipable 30 second ads before some shitty 15 second video.

  • by The123king ( 2395060 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @10:54AM (#46609591)
    If it means i don't have to deal with Google+
  • Good (Score:5, Informative)

    by gigaherz ( 2653757 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @10:56AM (#46609599)
    Google is increasingly trying harder to get me to use my real name while browsing/commenting on YouTube, even though I have repeatedly stated that I do not want to do so. The sooner there's less abusive competition, the better.
  • by JoeyRox ( 2711699 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @10:58AM (#46609607)
    For my own experience the quantity and length of ads on Youtube has reached the tipping point where I start dreading even going to Youtube anymore. It's fine to see a 5 second ad for a video I know I will enjoy, but the ads on the 'speculative' videos where I'm just hopping around looking for something interesting to watch are beyond ridiculous. The other day I watched 10 crappy videos in a row, all of which had at least a 5 second-then-skip ad at the beginning, and one with a must-watch 15 second ad. That totaled one minute of ads for what turned out to be zero seconds of entertainment.
  • Yahoo has its own problems with registration. In order to make a Yahoo account, you have to give Yahoo your valid cell phone number. Without receiving the verification message that Yahoo sends, you can't use your account. This means you have to buy a cell phone and subscribe to a plan that includes SMS.
  • by rainwater ( 530678 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @11:11AM (#46609665)
    They can compete by offering better revenue for more high quality content. If you read the article, they are not trying to build a "Youtube". It is more like Hulu for web only videos.
  • Re:ads (Score:5, Informative)

    by wiredlogic ( 135348 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @12:30PM (#46610033)

    It was actually Motif gray since Mosaic was originally for X only.

  • by geminidomino ( 614729 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @12:58PM (#46610177) Journal

    Actually, it's trivial to do so.

    Running more than one computer? You have to manually edit the hosts file on every one.

    Concerned with futureproofing? Google has completely bypassed the hosts file on Android 4.4. I expect the same "feature" to appear on Windows either in the next SP, or the next version.

    Hosts files are sequential lists of entries: completely unsuited for random access.

    Obviously, the superior solution is a local DNS configured to return localhost/your favorite cat video site/your favorite porn site/whatever for all of those scumbag domains.

    APK is just caught in the 80s.

  • (Score:5, Informative)

    by ikhider ( 2837593 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @01:41PM (#46610397)
    I prefer to post on The site can support different resolutions and can even run on Libre-based operating systems. Also, you don't have to worry about regional restrictions. For example, I may send someone a Youtube link to a friend in Germany, but she cannot view it due to region restrictions. However, an link will work. I would prefer as the place for original, independent video content. No ads, no stress.

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