Steve Jensen on Web 2.0

Friday, June 30, 2006

Motionbox - Potential YouTube Killer?

Recently out-of-beta video sharing web application, Motionbox, is already shaping up to be a formidable competitor to current market leader, YouTube.

Motionbox comes with all the usual trimmings; tagging, searching, private and public sharing, etc, and also gives users the ability to upload videos from their cell phones. This move is a smart one given the increase in mobile phone video cameras all over the World over recent years.

What Motionbox lacks, however, is any kind of video commenting features. This is a simple feature that YouTube has build an entire community around and without it, Motionbox is cutting its users off from a feature they'll miss.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

NBC To Advertise On YouTube

After a legal dispute between NBC and YouTube over uploaded footage, NBC have stuck up a deal with the popular video sharing website.

NBC will soon be running a series of ads for YouTube on air and, in return, YouTube will populate it's listings with promotional videos for NBC shows.

Clearly NBC have been smart enough to see past their inition knee-jerk legal reaction and have seen the potential of reaching YouTube's audience. This could mark the beginning of new deals being made between broadcasters and other video sharing sites.