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June 1, 2006

Yahoo makes a new play for the Web video market

Posted by David Hunter at 12:41 PM ET.

Nancy Gohring at InfoWorld – Yahoo introduces improved video service:

Yahoo on Thursday launched a new site designed to make it easier for Web users to find and share videos.

The site builds on Yahoo’s existing video search capability and will compete with video search services from Google, AOL, Microsoft’s MSN, and other video-sharing sites like YouTube.com and MySpace.com.

More on the new features by following the link, but I was mostly interested in the current state of play:

The popularity of online video is increasing and while all of the major search engines are active in the space, other sites are doing a better job of attracting users. YouTube.com attracted almost 43 percent and MySpace garnered 24 percent of visits to video Web sites during a week in May surveyed by Hitwise. Yahoo, MSN, Google, and AOL drew less than 10 percent each, according to the research.



Filed under Coopetition, Google, MSN, MSN Video, Microsoft, MySpace, Windows Live, Windows Live Video, Yahoo, YouTube

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