Microsoft and Yahoo prepare themselves to fight against Google

Microsofr and Yahoo against Google

The impetus of Google in developing their Internet strategy is motivating the two other Internet giants.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, has declared that with Google it’s difficult to find and to incorporate new and better talents. That’s why, they have decided to increase their next year budget for research and development to 7.5 billion dollars, which are 1.3 billion dollars more than they declared a few months ago behind, in May.

By the other hand, today Yahoo has realized an acquisition and an investment. They know that the competition in Internet has increased and are prepared for it. In addition, for almost one month, Yahoo is in conversations to acquire Facebook (for 1 billion dollars); even when these conversations have cooled because Facebook requests a higher offer.

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Google + YouTube = 2 billions in lawyers

Larry Page and Sergey Brin thought that with the acquisition of YouTube they would obtain a community with million users. At only few days of the acquisition, this is not the only thing they have obtained ….

Recently, the Time Warner has demonstrated, in the British diary The Guardian, that they have initiated conversations with the managers of YouTube in order to guard over their author’s copyright. To guard over their rights? Though it is true, YouTube might be infringing their author’s copyright, but what a coincidence that they announce their worry just after the famous buy.

Dick Parsons, chief executive of Time Warner said that even when they have started actions, the decision to guard over their author’s copyright has not been a consequence of YouTube’s acquisition by Google.

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How to watch free TV Online

Newly sold one of the most popular video services of Internet, and another service something similar, starts being news. FreeTube is a web that offers free television online, besides without having to install any program.

Print Screen FreeTube

As you can see in the Print Screen, the quality is not bad; surely they automatically detect the connection speed and make the transmission with Windows Media Player.

But is good to notice that FreeTube offers more than 200 television channels, between them: AXN (yesterday recent addition), ESPN, CNN, MTV and many known television networks, and everything in video streaming.

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Making money with YouTube

Yesterday they signed the contract and today services are announced… According to the British diary dailymail, YouTube’s users might get a slice of the advertising revenue on the pages containing their uploaded videos. Will it be AdSense? There is nothing confirmed yet, but witch other system could be.

YouTube has turned into one of the most popular sites in the net, with more than 100 millions of video clips seen per day and approximately 72 millions of users.

On the other hand, many people think that the acquisition of YouTube’s by Google could make force on Yahoo in order to buy Facebook, the second most popular social site in Internet. As said by the diary, Yahoo! has offered approximately US$ 790 million dollars for Facebook (application very used by university students who store their information and also share with friends).

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Google has acquired YouTube

After several days of negotiation, Google has just announced the acquisition of Youtube for US$ 1.65 billion dollars.

YouTube will continue operating as an independent service, but both companies will be benefit by sharing their technologies. For example, the have announced AdWords’s support in the videos.

Together with the acquisition of blogger, this one looks like one of the big plays in the strategy of Google for dominated the web services. Besides, today even Google and YouTube have realized agreements with diverse companies of audio-visual contents (CBS, Warner and Universal) to obtain licenses of materials with copy rights.

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Subscribe to YouTube Tags easily

In our last post we mention that when you want to be updated on certain topics you can choose between several solutions; one of them is to subscribe to YouTube Video Tags.

Mostly if someday we need to realize a follow-up to certain type of videos in YouTube, we can do it in a very easy way subscribing to YouTube’s specific tags via RSS.

For example, if we want to follow the new Skakira videos we use this URL: “http: //“. Besides, when we want to subscribe to a tag with several words, we must use the plus sign (+) to relate them, for example “http: //” for “Criss Angel”.

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Technorati with new search feeds

When you want to be updated on certain topic you can choose between several solutions; such as, subscribe to google alerts and receive mail news, subscribe to youtube tags to know new videos or subscribe to Technorati’s feeds.

For those who didn’t know, Technorati is a blog searcher in “real time”. In other words, with results arranged by date (more recent first), unlike google where prevails the content relevancy and other factors.

Therefore, we can look for Firefox in Technorati and we will know the last published articles about it in different blogs. Now then, if we are interested in be always informed about this topic, we can subscribe to theirs feed very easily.

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YouTube Under Pressure

YouTube is suffering heavily under it’s popularity. Recent changes have made many users turn against this video-sharing service which no longer allows clips that are longer than 10 minutes, thus forcing creative artists to edit and cut up their own homemade movies into shorter parts. This damages the project as a whole, and makes it very hard to experience a project as it was meant to be experienced. Many users I used to know on YouTube have seen their enitre video archive been deleted without any warning. Others have just lost their interest and stopped uploading clips. The disclaimers have become omnipresent and very precise to cover YouTube against uploaded copyrighted material from television broadcasts to sitcoms.
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