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Microsoft looking to take on YouTube and Flickr

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2007 18:10 User comments (6)

Microsoft looking to take on YouTube and Flickr It seems that Microsoft is hoping to hop on the ever increasing popularity of social media and has posted jobs wanted postings on their website looking for a program manager for a new photo and video sharing website.
The site would be a new addition to the Live family of services and work across Spaces, SkyDrive, Messenger, and Hotmail.

"This feature team is building a next-generation photo and video sharing service that will compete with Flickr, Smugmug and other photo web solutions today,"
the job posting read. "This is a 'v1' opportunity."

Microsoft has tried a video and file sharing site before, named Soapbox but it never took off in the market.

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6 user comments

112.11.2007 22:40

M$ is turning into a real life Umbrella Corporation, they want to do it ALL

213.11.2007 3:18

Originally posted by Pride1:
M$ is turning into a real life Umbrella Corporation, they want to do it ALL
Sure, they can do all that, EXCEPT MAKING A VIDEO GAME CONSOLE THAT DOESN'T BREAK ON JUST FOUR MONTHS AFTER I BOUGHT IT!
(they still owe me a replacement)

Where's Alice when you need her?

313.11.2007 7:10

microsoft is doing what every corporation is need to do looking for somethin new to make profit.

413.11.2007 8:23

M$ is a lazy company. Which in turn a lot of products we all use are half done or poorly made. Thats why you always see service pack whatever added to their OS. This shouldnt be no different if they dont make it right.

516.11.2007 21:16

30 years later....

Google owns the world. They hire Microsoft as their janitors :) hahaa

62.12.2007 18:48

Microsoft just wants a piece of the pie from things like youtube and facebook they see themselves as missing out and well they deserve it. :P

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