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Mobile Marketing : Apple – iPhone – A Guided Tour

juillet 5, 2007

It’s available…

iPhone review is coming… stay connected… 😉

Aplle Apple – iPhone – A Guided Tour

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Mobile Marketing – Press Release : Nokia N95 Wins Prestigious TIPA Award 2007

mai 2, 2007

Espoo, Finland – Nokia revealed the Nokia N95 multimedia computer has been voted the ‘Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe 2007’ by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association), the largest photo and imaging press association in Europe.

« A small mobile wonder and a camera as well, » the Nokia N95 multimedia computer was commended for its outstanding imaging functionality, comparing its features directly with those of stand-alone cameras. The judging panel noted features such as the autofocus lens for sharp, large prints, a real mechanical shutter to avoid distortion, the Carl Zeiss optics with Tessar lens that can focus at close range and the up to 20x digital zoom for distant subjects. The panel also commented on the device’s outstanding audio, video and web capabilities and its GPS functionality.

« This award reinforces Nokia’s leadership and commitment to driving forward convergence in the mobile industry, » said Jonas Geust, head of Nokia Nseries Players Category, Multimedia, Nokia. « We’re delighted the Nokia N95 has been recognized as an outstanding imaging device and we firmly believe that by offering our customers true multimedia computers, like our Nokia Nseries range, we can confidently say we have now arrived at a time when people no longer need to carry multiple devices. »

The features of the Nokia N95 include:
– 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
– Possibility to capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips
– Unique 2-way slide concept with dedicated media keys
– Support for compatible microSD memory cards of up to 2GB
– Wireless LAN connectivity and HSDPA offering high download speeds
– Integrated GPS, and access to maps for more than 100 countries
– The option to purchase additional features such as city guides and voice-guided navigation

TIPA was founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit association of European photo and imaging magazines. At present, TIPA includes 31 member magazines from twelve countries.

A full list of Nokia N95 features is available at www.nseries.com/n95
Related photos in print quality can be found at www.nokia.com/press

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Mobile Marketing : CES News Special Report – The Apple iPhone runs OS X

janvier 9, 2007

Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple’s history — and that’s saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today.

Yeah, we said it: « iPhone, » the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it’d been nothing more than a twinkle in Stevie J’s eye (comments, Cisco?). Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device (that’s frickin’ thin, by the way) include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the sensor when it’s close to your face, 2 megapixel cam, 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth with EDR, WiFi that automatically engages when in range, and quadband GSM radio with EDGE — and amazingly, it somehow runs OS X with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes (of course) with CoverFlow out of the gate. A partnership with Yahoo will allow all iPhone customers to hook up with free push IMAP email.



More Pictures on engadget CES Live Report :
The Apple iPhone – Engadget

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Mobile Marketing – Press Release : MySpace Launches Its Largest Mobile Initiative In Partnership With Cingular Wireless

décembre 19, 2006

World’s Largest Lifestyle Portal Partners With Wireless Industry Leader To Offer MySpace Mobile on Cingular

LOS ANGELES and ATLANTA, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ — MySpace.com, the world’s leading lifestyle portal, and Cingular Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, today announced an exclusive partnership to offer enhanced MySpace functionality to all Cingular customers via their mobile phones. The landmark deal marks MySpace’s largest-scale mobile partnership and gives Cingular’s customers exclusive access to MySpace Mobile’s rich tool set including the ability to edit MySpace profiles, view and add friends, post photos and blogs, send and receive MySpace messages, and much more — all from the mobile phone.

« MySpace.com has a passionate community of users, many of whom use our site as their primary means of staying in touch with family and friends, » said Chris DeWolfe, CEO, MySpace. « We are thrilled to team with Cingular to enable their mobile users to experience the richest MySpace Mobile offering to date. »

« Not only are we excited about the ability for customers to stay connected to their MySpace community while they’re on the go, we think this will open up a new world of interaction and content for them to share via MySpace, » said Marc Lefar, chief marketing officer, Cingular Wireless. « The photo upload feature of MySpace Mobile means Cingular customers will now have the ability to capture, record and share their world as it happens via their MySpace profile, creating a more enriching experience for our customers as well as their MySpace friends. »

MySpace Mobile on Cingular provides the most compelling features and functionality of the MySpace global community, translated for an easy-to-use and feature-rich experience on a mobile device.

The rich feature set for MySpace Mobile on Cingular includes:

Uploading Photos

Available on select Cingular handsets, MySpace Mobile allows Cingular customers to select photos stored on their mobile device and upload them to their MySpace profile. The same terms of service for MySpace also apply to the mobile sphere, including but not limited to inappropriate content and copyrighted material.

Responding to Mail

Cingular customers don’t have to wait until they are in front of a computer to read and reply to their MySpace messages. From their Cingular phones, they have the ability to send messages to their MySpace friends, read and reply to messages sent to them, as well as view and manage friend requests.

Searching for Friends

MySpace Mobile allows Cingular customers to perform basic friend searches giving users the opportunity to « click-to-add « friends into their network. Cingular customers must simply locate a MySpace profile they wish to add as a friend, and then select to add this user as a friend. Customers will also have the ability to look through invites that are pending approval.

Posting Comments or Blog Entries

MySpace Mobile allows Cingular customers to post new blog entries and make comments to other users’ blogs or MySpace profile pages. To post a blog or comment, Cingular customers need simply view the appropriate section and click « Post » to create the entry. Users can save their work at any time, and any information entered will update both the mobile client and the online MySpace profile page.

View Friends

Cingular customers have the ability to view the friend list of any MySpace profile. The Friend list contains a text listing of the friends, which when selected would show the profile picture along with a link to that user’s MySpace page and the ability to add the friend to your contact list for quick bookmarking.

View Groups

MySpace Mobile gives users the ability to view the group list of any MySpace profile. The Group list contains a text listing of the members, which when selected would show the profile picture along with a link to that user’s MySpace profile and the ability to add the member to your contact list for quick bookmarking.

To experience MySpace Mobile on Cingular, customers can text: MYSPACE to 386 (FUN) to get the MySpace Mobile application on their wireless phones. The cost is $2.99 per month plus standard data usage charges.

In addition to the full range of new MySpace Mobile features, Cingular customers can still receive real time MySpace Mobile Alerts on their handsets which notify them, via a text message, when they receive postings to their MySpace page, such as updates or comments posted to their blog, friend invites, mail messages, comments to pictures, new bulletins and/or online status. MySpace Mobile Alerts have been available to Cingular customers since March 2006 and, to date, more than 75 million alerts have been received on Cingular handsets.

Today’s announcement of MySpace Mobile on Cingular is part of an ongoing partnership to offer mobile users rich and meaningful mobile experiences anywhere, anytime. Earlier this year the two companies created the MySpace Mobile Music studio, a program designed to empower MySpace’s unsigned bands and artists to cut ringtones of their original music and distribute the ringtones to fans for purchase and download. Additionally, Cingular has created innovative programs that leverage the power of user generated content to reach young consumers, such as the ongoing Lip Sync Battles that are built around Cingular Sounds featured artists. For more information on these and other similar programs, visit http://www.cingularsource.com/.

>Cingular MediaRoom – News Releases

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Mobile Marketing – Press Release: Nokia launches WidSets

octobre 20, 2006

Nokia launches WidSets, boosting Web 2.0 services on mobile phones

October 03, 2006
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced WidSets, a phone manufacturer-independent Web 2.0 service, that automatically multicasts preferred RSS feeds and user-generated content. With WidSets, Nokia highlights the power behind the evolution of Web 2.0 – the people, the content they produce and the social networks dynamics, facilitating how mobility enhances Web 2.0’s use and enjoyment.

« Immediate access to information is expected by people today, thus we wanted to make it easy for everybody, from an individual blogger to a web service provider, to automatically have mobile access to website content, » said Dieter May, Vice President and Head of Nokia Emerging Business Unit. « We also believe WidSets will be attractive to new users who are not so familiar with Web 2.0. The easiest way to get started is to visit the WidSets website at www.widsets.com, create an account, browse the Library, and start exploring the service. »

WidSets allows users to build a Content Library, freely choosing from RSS feeds to blog posts to photo uploading sites that are multicasted to any new generation Java(TM) enabled mobile devices. WidSets keeps such content updated and forms a symbiotic relationship with the web, enabling both mediums to work as one.

WidSets is mobile phone browser-independent and comes to market with a vast array of features that truly put the user in the driving seat. Widsets Templates allow users to include their own websites or blogs, for their own private use or that of others they choose. Collaborative filtering allows the community to enrich the Widsets Library by providing suggestions for new content that a user did not know about. The WidSets User Interface uses a process of « choose and set » that makes Widsets operative within seconds. Best of all, signing up to WidSets is free of charge and using WidSets is optimised for minimal data consumption.

« We wanted WidSets to be fun to use, so we based the user interface on great-looking and dynamic mini-applications called widgets that automatically receive updates from websites that people normally visit several times a day, » continues Dieter May. « Whenever the information on a community, blog, or news service is updated, the widget notifies the user about it, so that the information can be viewed right away, regardless of where the user is located. And if users can’t find their favorite internet service on WidSets, they can easily create and publish widgets themselves, and share the content with others. »

WidSets is about broadening media reach to mobile phones, including content and its community affinity. WidSets simply connects people to what they enjoy the most.

Press Release: Nokia launches WidSets

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MySpace : We’ll Crush YouTube

octobre 18, 2006

News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference today that since much of YouTube’s traffic comes from MySpace, it’s time to cut out the middle man. Chernin estimated that around 60-70% of YouTube’s traffic comes from MySpace, and as a result he wants to ramp up MySpace Video, giving users less incentive to look elsewhere. But while the 60% figure might not be totally accurate, MySpace is definitely a catalyst for YouTube’s growth – they actually reported a dip in traffic when MySpace temporarily disabled YouTube embeds at the end of 2005 (they were forced to allow them again after a user revolt).

But it’s not just YouTube – Chernin expressed distaste for all the services that are feeding the MySpace beast: “If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it’s Flickr, whether it’s Photobucket…almost all of them are really driven off the back of MySpace, there’s no reason why we can’t build a parallel business.” While I’m not convinced that Flickr gained success on the back of MySpace, Photobucket almost certainly did – ImageShack isn’t mentioned, but it also owes much of its success to America’s leading social network.

The sentiments indicate a very worrying trend: MySpace has stated its intention to clone the best tools, and Chermin believes that MySpace can equal or better the third party tools with in-house products. This is such a ridiculous strategy that it’s not even worth contemplating. MySpace’s openness to third party extensions (MySpace layouts, MySpace codes) is one of its most popular attributes – squashing that ecosystem may provide short term benefits, but it will ultimately harm them in the long term.

Chernin’s sentiments also confirm our assumptions about the recent MySpace update, a reaction to the Flash-based MySpace hack which had the side effect of breaking many MySpace add-ons. With absolutely warning for developers, it was assumed that MySpace simply didn’t care about the problem – an opinion that was confirmed today. Incidentally, Robert Yeager at Cooqy just emailed me to say he has once again found a workaround to the issue, one that will only be broken if MySpace bans external widgets altogether – for some, it’s not all that hard to imagine.

However, the statement runs counter to MySpace’s recent move to sell tracks through MySpace Music: in that instance, they chose to partner with Snocap on their MySpace music player, rather than crushing the startup. The picture is not so clear with the new MySpace slideshows widget – some of my sources claim that it was developed by the folks at Slide, while others think it was created by MySpace itself.

There are literally thousands external tools plugging in to MySpace these days – among them BubbleSnaps’ picture generator, Finetune’s music player, Trakzor’s MySpace tracker, MyChingo’s audio comments tool, Snapvine’s voice comments widget, PollPub’s MySpace polls, EQO’s MySpace message boards and many more besides. All of these widgets work on other networks, but the truth is that MySpace accounts for the majority of their users. As mentioned hundreds of times on Mashable, the top sites for widget embeds include Xanga, Piczo, hi5, Blogger and Windows Live Spaces, but all of these sites added together couldn’t equal the market provided by the MySpace beast. Even so, it seems that the web’s future will be widgetized, whether MySpace play the game or not.

MySpace: We’ll Crush YouTube – Mashable!

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YouTube serving 100 million videos a day

octobre 16, 2006

Video sharing site YouTube, which was acquired by Google earlier this week, is now serving a staggering 100 million videos a day.

Statistics released by web monitoring firm comScore show that YouTube served an average of 100 million video streams a day during July.

The site was visited by 63 million people aged 15 and over during the month, with an average of 6.2 million users a day. YouTube was the 17th most visited site worldwide for the month.

YouTube served nearly three billion video streams worldwide in July, representing slightly less than a quarter of the total activity streamed to US locations.

On an average daily basis for the month, 96 million streams were served worldwide and 21 million in the US.

« Several media outlets have reported that YouTube streamed 100 million videos daily in July, and the results of our recent study corroborate this report, » said Gian Fulgoni, chairman of comScore Networks.

« In fact, our daily streaming data shows that YouTube first surpassed the 100 million threshold on 17 July, which coincides with YouTube’s own announcement that it had reached this impressive mark.

« Our streaming data covering more recent months will be published shortly, and will show that YouTube’s streaming total now far surpasses 100 million per day. »

Google agreed to acquire YouTube for $1.65bn in stock earlier this week. YouTube will continue to operate independently, and will keep its own headquarters and employees.

YouTube serving 100 million videos a day – vnunet.com

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Myspace Bulletin : 222 Ads Profiles on « Ads My Friends »

octobre 16, 2006

« Ads My Friends » contains all Ads Profiles on Myspace / contient tous les profils publicitaires de myspace.com
There are now 224 friends in the « Ads My Friends » profile (222 Ads + Tom + Ads My friends Friends)

You can find many brands such as / De nombreuses marques sont présentes telles que : AMEX, Helio, MotoQ, Virgin Mobile, Cingular, Energizer, Adidas, Nike, VW, Dodge, Honda, Maybeline, H&M, Colgate, Crest, Aquafina, and Advertainment like movies trailers games and contests.

If you want to be a friends of « Ads My Friends », just make a request to « Ads My Friends Friends » just in the friends list.
Pour être lié à « Ads My Friends » il faut faire une request au profil « Ads My Friends Friends ».

You can check previous posts in … MOBILE ALLEY … about Myspace Ads Profiles and Bulletins :

Myspace Bulletin : Unilever-owned Lynx first UK advertiser to launch a ‘branded community’ on MySpace

Myspace Bulletin : The Omen 666 Mobile Marketing

Crest IQ Quiz

Myspace bulletin for Adidas Mobile Portal

Adidas dream Team on Myspace

Myspace goes Mobile with Helio and Cingular

Virgin Mobile adopte un profil unique pour ses 2 campagnes sur Myspace

Motorola Profil MotoQ sur Myspace

Make Friend with your fast

Ads My Friends collects Ads Profiles on Myspace

www.myspace.com/adsmyfriends

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Google agreed to pay $1.65 billion in stock for YouTube – Video Message from Chad and Steve

octobre 11, 2006

A profitless Web site started by three 20-somethings after a late-night dinner party is sold for more than a billion dollars, instantly turning dozens of its employees into paper millionaires. It sounds like a tale from the late 1990’s dot-com bubble, but it happened yesterday.

First a Message from Chad and Steve 😉

Google, the online search behemoth, agreed yesterday to pay $1.65 billion in stock for the Web site that came out of that party — YouTube, the video-sharing phenomenon that is the darling of an Internet resurgence known as Web 2.0.

YouTube had been coveted by virtually every big media and technology company, as they seek to tap into a generation of consumers who are viewing 100 million short videos on the site every day. Google is expected to try to make money from YouTube by integrating the site with its search technology and search-based advertising program.

But the purchase price has also invited comparisons to the mind-boggling valuations that were once given to dozens of Silicon Valley companies a decade ago. Like YouTube, those companies were once the Next Big Thing, but some soon folded.

Google, with a market value of $132 billion, can clearly afford to take a gamble with YouTube, but the question remains: How to put a price tag on an unproven business?

“If you believe it’s the future of television, it’s clearly worth $1.6 billion,” Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, said of YouTube. “If you believe something else, you could write down maybe it’s not worth much at all.”

In a conference call to announce the transaction yesterday, there were eerie echoes of the late 1990’s boom time. There was no mention of what measures Google used to arrive at the price it agreed to pay. At one point, Google’s vice president, David Drummond, gave a cryptic explanation: “We modeled this on a more or less synergistic kind of model. You can imagine this would be hard to do on a stand-alone basis.”

The price tag Google paid may simply have been the cost of beating its rivals — Yahoo, Viacom and the News Corporation — to take control of the most sought-after Web site of the moment. It was also perhaps the only price that two YouTube founders, Chad Hurley, 29, and Steven Chen, 28, and their big venture capital backer, Sequoia Capital Partners, were willing to accept, given that they most likely could have continued as an independent company. A third YouTube founder, Jawed Karim, left the company to pursue an advanced degree at Stanford.

The deal came together in a matter of days. After rebuffing a series of other overtures, YouTube’s founders decided to have lunch on Wednesday with Google’s co-founder, Larry Page, and its chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt. The idea of a deal had been broached a few days earlier. The setting was classic Silicon Valley start-up: a booth at Denny’s near YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. The Google executives threw out an offer of $1.6 billion and autonomy to continue running the business.

That set off a marathon of meetings and conference calls over the next two days, which kicked into even higher gear on Friday, when news of the talks began to circulate, putting pressure on Google to sign a deal before a rival bid emerged. In fact, the News Corporation sent a letter to YouTube seeking to start talks but never received a response.

Dot-Com Boom Echoed in Deal to Buy YouTube – New York Times

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Myspace Bulletin : Unilever-owned Lynx first UK advertiser to launch a ‘branded community’ on MySpace

octobre 9, 2006

Unilever-owned Lynx has become the first UK advertiser to launch a ‘branded community’ on MySpace, promoting its male grooming products to the site’s 4m UK users.
towelboy on myspace
Lynx is pushing its Boost shower gel range through the News Corp-owned social network, leading users to lynxboost.com, a promotional site reliant on user-generated content.

On MySpace users are encouraged to interact with Towel Boy, the TV star of Lynx’s latest ad campaign, who introduces himself as a ‘semi-naked superstar’. ‘This MySpace page is a master-class in the way of the Towel,’ his profile reads.

Users are then encouraged to visit the Lynx Boost website where they can submit videos of themselves partying in towels, for the chance to win a ‘Manwash’ from Lynx’s Boost Babes.

Sports company Adidas was one of the first to create branded communities on MySpace in the US but Unilever’s deal is the first MySpace has struck outside the US.

Jay Stevens, VP of sales operations at MySpace, admitted that Lynx has created a « fairly basic community », but said that there are several profiles under development that will offer brands and users more opportunities to interact through polls, contests, forums and user-generated content.

« Branded communities offer advertisers a place on MySpace which is distinctly theirs, » he said. « It also gives MySpace users the chance to interact with brands to an extent that’s just not possible in a normal web environment. »

Stevens said MySpace plans to extend localised branded communities to other countries although he said the current priority for the company is to provide each country with content in their native language.

He maintained, however, that MySpace won’t host branded communities from companies who don’t fit with the MySpace image.

« Privacy and user-experience are the most important things for MySpace, » he said.

« We’re not forcing users to affiliate with brands, it’s more of a permission branding model, » he added.

Agency Republic and Mindshare Interaction were behind Lynx’s MySpace campaign.

myspace.com/towelboy

lynxboost.com

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Hubdog : Social Media Community for Windows Mobile Pocket PC

juin 20, 2006

Hubdog, World’s First Social Media Community for Windows Mobile Pocket PC, is a tool you’ll ever need to enjoy fresh infotainment and entertainment content in your mobile device.

Hubdog is free.

HubDog lets you aggregate Media, Podcast and Vidcast channels directly to your Windows Mobile Pocket PC.

Hubdog combines a streamlined RSS reader, podcast player, a unique search engine, and channels that can be shared among the Hubdog community and synced with Internet Explorer and Firefox desktop web browsers.


Hubdog Community Blog » Hubdog kicks-off Social Media Community for Windows Mobile Pocket PC

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New features on Friendster

juin 14, 2006

Le réseau social friendster s’est récemment enrichi de nouvelles fonctionnalités :

Possibilité d’affichage du nom de famille sur le profil afin de faciliter les recherches de vos amis.

Commentaires, votes et enregistrements dans votre galerie personnelle de photos.

Introducton par mail à des personnes n’appartenant pas à Frienster

Partage de fichiers personnels avec photos et vidéos illimités en partenariat avec Grouper.com.

www.friendster.com

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Adidas Dream Team sur Myspace

juin 9, 2006

Pour la coupe du monde, le Team Adidas au grand complet est présent sur Myspace.com

adidassoccer

www.myspace.com/adidassoccer
Un profil adidassoccer donne accès à un concours « Best Goal » en proposant aux membres d’envoyer une vidéo avec leur but le plus impossible.

Chaque joueur a un profil avec son propre blog et peut devenir votre ami.

Retrouvez l’ensemble des Profils annonceurs de myspace.com sur www.myspace.com/adsmyfriends

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Dailymotion annonce le lancement d’une version mobile dès cet été

juin 3, 2006

Difficile de rater le phénomène Dailymotion dans le paysage Web 2.0 français. Cette plate-forme d’hébergement et d’échange de fichiers vidéo (remportent un énorme succès, dans la ligne de son homologue américain YouTube.com. Co-fondé en mars 2005 par Benjamin Bejbaum et Olivier Poitrey, deux jeunes Net-entrepreneurs qui maîtrisent bien les domaines de l’hébergement et du développement Web, Dailymotion prend son envol. Le service est déjà traduit en six langues (français, anglais, allemand, italien, espagnol et portugais). Dans l’effervescence des projets, il s’agit dorénavant de maîtriser la croissance de la société et de trouver des appuis financiers pour accompagner son développement.

VNUnet.fr – B. Bejbaum (Dailymotion): "Nous lancerons une version mobile cet été"

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Yahoo to reprogram Video Services to mimic YouTube.com

juin 1, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. is reprogramming its online video service so it’s more like YouTube.com, an Internet upstart that has amassed a large audience during the past year with a free Web service that encourages people to post and share homemade clips.

Under the changes unveiled Thursday, Yahoo will store homemade videos on its own site for the first time as it attempts to build a platform for people to browse and rate the clips. The videos will be separated into different categories, including a section devoted to the most-watched selections.

Those features mirror YouTube, which has become the Web’s most popular video channel since a pair of twentysomething technology whizzes started the San Mateo, Calif.-based company a year ago.

Now, Internet heavyweights like Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo are trying to chip away at YouTube’s early lead as the rapidly growing number of high-speed Internet connections make it easier to transfer and watch online videos.J

Just two weeks ago, Google Inc. retooled its video service so a special piece of software would no longer be required to upload clips to the online search engine leader. Meanwhile, Time Warner Inc.’s AOL is testing a service, called UnCut Video, that accepts clips.

Since launching its video service in late 2004, Yahoo has focused on indexing the clips available on other Web sites.

Although the company intends to continue indexing material from other sites, Yahoo is betting it will be able to lure more visitors and give them more reason to stick around longer by creating a unique video library through submissions from its 208 million registered users.

"We felt this was a necessary next step in our evolution," said Jeff Karnes, Yahoo’s director of multimedia search.

Yahoo has been adding more attractions to its Web site to maintain its status as the Web’s most trafficked destination and spur even more spending by advertisers — the main source of the company’s revenue.

By accepting homemade videos, Yahoo risks showing material that infringes on copyrights or contains pornographic scenes. Both of those problems have cropped up on YouTube, despite restrictions prohibiting users from posting such content.

Like YouTube, Yahoo will depend on its own users and copyright holders to flag rule-breaking videos so they can be removed from the site. To minimize the chances of an offensive video appearing before a big audience, Yahoo editors will screen all the clips that are featured on the service’s front page, said Jason Zajac, the company’s general manager of social media.

Yahoo will have to make up a lot of ground to catch up with YouTube, which boasts of streaming more than 40 million videos per day.

In April, YouTube attracted 12.5 million U.S. visitors, well ahead of MSN Video’s second place service at 9.5 million visitors, according to Nielsen/NetRatings Inc. Yahoo’s video service attracted 2.6 million visitors, trailing rival offerings from MySpace.com, Google and AOL, as well as YouTube and MSN, Nielsen/NetRatings said.

Although it leads the rest of the video pack, YouTube still hasn’t proven it can make money as it subsists on $11.5 million in venture capital. Yahoo, in contrast, earned $160 million during the first three months of this year and ended March with $1.4 billion in cash.

 

FOXNews.com – Yahoo to Reprogram Video Service to Mimic YouTube.com

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