Yahoo! Video Hearts YouTube... Enough to Rip Them Off, That Is
Modifications to Yahoo! Video will be unveiled tomorrow, writes AP business writer, Michael Liedtke. Taking a cue from YouTube, Yahoo! will not only begin hosting videos, but will introduce system that allows viewers to rate content.
"Videos will be separated into different categories, including a section devoted to the most-watched selections," says Liedtke. "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. "
YouTube, according to Nielsen//NetRatings, drew 12.5 million US visitors who viewed more than 40 million streams per day last month. Yahoo! Video, by comparison, lured a mere 2.6 million.
In celebration, no doubt, Ethan Fassett and the Yahoo! Video team have also launched a blog.