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Microsoft’s Soapbox vs YouTube September 19, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Microsoft.
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U.S. software giant Microsoft started the BETA testing period of it’s new site “Soapbox,” which was launched to compete with the popular “YouTube” internet site where video images are shared.

In a bid to get a share of the billion dollar advertisement pie of the internet giants like Google and Yahoo, Microsoft launched “Soapbox” at http://soapbox.msn.com.

Soapbox will host numerous kinds of video images, from old TV programs to videos recorded by users; however, only a limited number of people will benefit from this service during the test period.

According to the Nielsen/NetRatings Company, about 34 million people visited the YouTube site in August alone.

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