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AOL to debut "BlueString", a free digital media sharing service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Sep 2007 16:55 User comments (9)

AOL to debut "BlueString", a free digital media sharing service This morning AOL debuted a beta version of BlueString, a new service that would allow consumers to upload and share their digital media content for free.
The new service will give 5GB of online storage and the ability to "link directly to video clips and photos from third-party services without the need to upload or move them to BlueString," said AOL.

For consumers using the free version, the space should be enough for up to 10,000 photos and 1500 songs as well as 500 videos, of course dependant on size. The service will be replacing the now obsolete AOL Pictures.

"BlueString offers a simple, one-stop solution for personal media storage and management,"
executive vice president Kevin Conroy said. "For the first time, we're making it possible for people to access, combine and share all of their personal media from a single application for free."

The service is powered by Xdrive, the storage company AOL purchased in 2005. If free users need more space, a premium account is available at $99 USD per year, giving you an extra 50GB of space.

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9 user comments

118.9.2007 17:01

So basically it's a legal p2p client? I'll give it a shot.

219.9.2007 2:36

Originally posted by 21Q:
So basically it's a legal p2p client? I'll give it a shot.

All p2p clients are legal, p2p/bit torrent and everything else are all legal technology's, its the content the client may or may not be used to download thats illegal.

My understanding is that its like YouTube but not just videos, so no doubt it will be rampant with pirated files and AOL with be being sued or issued with removal letters every other day, like Google.

319.9.2007 8:44

I wish AOL would just die already. They haven't had an original idea since they created the "You've Got Mail" sound clip.

419.9.2007 13:00

only reason aol can still go on is because of all the years they ripped people off for "56k"

aol was always just a bloated virus on your computer..

521.9.2007 7:35

AOL..is this the reason for the fall-out with You Tube? Is this the reason why, for the past couple of months at least, so many subscribers are watching worse-than-dialup speed streaming from that site?

621.9.2007 7:38

AOL should stick to providing good ISP services. Despite the YT issue many AOL UK customers are very happy with the service, and you don't need AOL software to get on the net if you have a router. Up until the YT issue, my friend who was on AOL had suffered around 3 disconnects in 12 months and virtually no bandwidth problems.

Of course, AOL is not just acting on behalf of AOL anymore, and has to rake in revenue, but please..don't do the Carphone Warehouse trick of offering more than you can actually give.

721.9.2007 20:09

Originally posted by SProdigy:
I wish AOL would just die already. They haven't had an original idea since they created the "You've Got Mail" sound clip.
That's so true...and funny. I'm laughing my ass off.

824.9.2007 14:57

Only pics??

925.9.2007 7:28

I can;t seem to get it to work. My aim username results in an error 501 and making a new account doesn't work either.

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