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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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  • Re:ads (Score:5, Insightful)

    by gbjbaanb ( 229885 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @10:52AM (#46609575)

    it doesn't need more ads, just take less of a cut from them.

    Google quite happily pays out a tiny amount from each ad and creams off billions. Yahoo is coming along to give us some competition, reduce its take, and overall we should be happy about that. The only one who loses is Google.

    Competition is good in markets.

  • Re:ads (Score:5, Insightful)

    by BasilBrush ( 643681 ) on Saturday March 29, 2014 @10:59AM (#46609613)

    I didn't know there was any lack of competition in the video serving market. Other video websites seem to find it hard to compete with YouTube. What makes Yahoo different? After all Yahoo hasn't been a force in anything much since the days when web-links were magenta and underlined, and most web page backgrounds were Windows grey.

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