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Yahoo’s YouTube clone set for summer launch?

By May 28, 2014 Tech

Yahoo has final decide to take on Google’s Youtube.

Yahoo is closing in on a summer launch for a YouTube-like video platform, according to a report by Ad Age, after contract issues snagged the service that aims to lure stars from Google’s massive site with more lucrative ad-revenue deals.

Citing unnamed people briefed on the plans, the report said Yahoo is in talks with video producers to premiere the video service this summer. It will let creators set up their own channels and host videos on Yahoo, setting up a publishing dashboard that can distribute across Yahoo properties like its home page and blogging service Tumblr, while offering a more favorable ad-revenue split than YouTube’s standard 45 percent cut. Word of Yahoo’s aims for a YouTube-like service bubbled up earlier this year.

Yahoo…Good for you!

We were concerned for Yahoo these last few years as Google took over the search engine market. However, Yahoo has made a great stride in recent years through rebranding and providing captivating content on their homepage . Even though we here at The Gadgent prefer to use Google for our search engine needs, we equally prefer Yahoo for our casual news updates and movie reviews. And now they’re looking to offer an alternative for youtube! This should be interesting.

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