Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Microsoft getting on its soapbox

Microsoft, unsurprisingly, has joined the bandwagon that is user-generated video-sharing today and begun beta testing its own service, known as Soapbox.

The service will be incorporated into the existing MSN Video after six months of allowing users to play around with the system.

Not sure about the bizarre dancing, erm, thing on the homepage.

Soapbox is clearly a rearguard action against the massive popularity achieved by the likes of Google Video and the ubiqutous YouTube in recent months.

At the last count YouTube was attracting 34 million unique users a month, a massive 22 million more than MSN Video.

So in the spirit of wanting to check out the new service, Travolution has tried to sign up today. Alas we were greeted with an unfortunate message.

We'll try another time...

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

microsoft has a history of letting eveyone else test the water and get things right before entering the market with their own product. think Netscape and Internet Explorer. AdCenter perhaps in a few years. and now soapbox?!?