SoapBox! Wait that is not a channel for soap opera; its Microsoft new hosted video service like Youtube. The service will go into beta phase on Tuesday and Microsoft is shooting out for six months before the service goes gold. SoapBox will be integrated as part of MSN Video. I understand the need for Microsoft to jump into every *net market, but they do not have a very good track record for web services. MSN search is one of the example where Microsoft did not quickly established strong footing in the search engine realm and lose out to Google. We’ll just have to see how SoapBox will compete with YouTube and Google Video.
Microsoft to launch YouTube rival [via BBC]