Microsoft takes on YouTube
I’m not sure exactly how long Microsoft has been working on its “secret” YouTube competitor (previously codenamed Warhol), but the recent emergence of pretty firm details and even a screenshot indicate that an official announcement and release can’t be too far away. According to LiveSide, the now undisguised MSN Soapbox will allow folks to use their Windows Live Spaces profiles to upload video files in various formats (up to 100MB), set up personal RSS feeds for videos that appeal to them, and embed videos into their websites or blogs. Sounds a lot like YouTube, sure, but Google Video isn’t much different either. If you want to be among the first who knows when the site goes live, keep an eye on http://soapbox.msn.com.