GooTubeに対抗する連合結成-TechcrunchがScoop (in Ja)

As I was gonna go to bed in 2 a.m in Tokyo, this news just caught my eyes and I couldn’t help briefly translating the original techcrunch post.

Here it goes in ja:

Google YouTubeに対抗するオンラインビデオ共有サービスが、ジョイントベンチャーという形態で今年の夏に始動する模様です。これはまだ未発表なんだけれども、TechCrunchのスクープです。ジョイントベンチャーに顔を並べたのは米既存メディアの大手で、確認されただけでも、MySpaceを有するNewsCorpとNBC/Universal. 先日GooTubeを訴えたViacomが参画してるかどうかは不明。また、コンテンツの流通(検索および紹介、リンクで)は、AOL, MySpace, MSN,そして Yahooが提携すると。Google GooTube包囲網といってもいい。単純に規模でいえば相当のものになる。

しばらく目が離せない状態。

Techcrunch 日本版

Revenue-sharing model of online video

Here is the list I think I’d need to digest (turned out to be kinda bookmarks, obviously). But I haven’t, so I can’t make any comment yet:

Video Sharing Sites Offer Different Monetization Schemes……but “Don’t Give Up the Day Job”

How Not to Think Strategically about the Future of Media

Working For Free

YouTube: What Google CEO Eric Schmidt really thinks

Google Video Search vs Gootube – which will win?

10 implications of YouTube Revenue-Sharing model

Is Google a media company?

YouTube and the Value of Video Content Hosting, Distribution, and Discovery

Make way of copyright chaos / Lessig (NY Times, registration NOT required)

Edge Patters: Rights shift, where Umair says his paper could be a place to start.

Viacom drops a $1 billion nuke on google /techcrunch

A quick note on DMCA safe harbors, Youtube, Viacom as well as You Go Viacom!, both by Mark Cuban

On Trial: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act /WSJ Law blog

Viacom V. Google Could Shape Digita Future (originally appeared on WSJ)

Copyright is a political issue / Fred Wilson

I want my MTV 2.0

Google sued viacom? I told you so

How Not to think strategically about the future of

Viacom Vs. YouTube a “geological” shift in media landscape / Ad Age.

At google, the search is on for a new approach to old media / knowledge@wharton

Unsafe Harbors for Viacom and Google / Edge Perspectives

Google Gooses Big Media /TIME

how viacom could really protect its content

Could filtering become a fiasco for YouTube?

Does NewsNBCUniversalTube stand a chance?

Infectious video / Jeff Jarvis


Congress is real villain in Viacome-Google fight

Catching Google’s YouTube won’t be easy

So … YouTube’s Toast?

Cuban v. EFF on YouTube

Thinking strategically about search

Push come to Shove for Content of Web Video / NYT


YouTube – Big Media Video: Revenue Splits and the real Stumbling Block

Viacom video accounts for only 2% in YouTube. Very interesting.

Yukan Fuji (夕刊フジ) blog

Yukan Fuji, a popular Japanese evening print newspaper targeted at males of 30’s – 50’s, has its own blog: Yukan Fuji Blog or 夕刊フジBLOG. Attracting new readers by having the well positioned links (upper left corner) in the default google.co.jp’s personalized homepage:

fuji

While Yukan Fuji is a member of Fujisankei Communications Group, one of the most prestigious and traditional media conglomerates in Japan, what I like about this blog is that it is amazingly open and transparent, allowing both comments and trackbacks to the public.(not sure if they’d moderate comments and trackbacks). Anyway, as it proclaims, it is the first media in Japan (I think they mean among “old” media) to have its official blog.

UPDATE: In its follow up, Yukan Fuji acknowledges that blogging would complement the timeliness of reporting, which print newspaper falls short of. But hey, it is not only timeliness but also a variety of media format the print media can provide and in the age of exploding YouTube, Yukan Fuji blog definitely needs: video. No?

YouTubeに初出演 (in Japanese)

以前からブログでやりとりしていたエジョビー(在ニューヨーク)が、このたび、新しい企画(gather.at) のパーティを催すというので、先日渋谷まで行って参りました。年齢的にも、かなり場違いかなと思いつつも、まぁ、せっかくだし、いってきました。きっとぼ くが最年長だったに違いない。そしたら、エジョビーがビデオをとっていたらしく、ビデオそのものはすごくよくできてます。ついにYouTube初出演してしまいました。(ちょっとだけ、ですけどネ。。)

Friendship is a journey,…
Friendship is a journey -gather.at

Word Of Mouth (WOM) takes care of itself

Word of mouth might just take care of itself when the product or service is remarkable like YouTube. No adaptation to specific local market needs. The following chart is the comparison of community size for YouTube vs. Google Video inside Mixi. YouTube evolves rapidly

UPdate: Thanks Ben for pointing me at http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=238

Update: For the record, when Google acquired YouTube, October 11 (Japan time), 2006, its community inside mixi has grown to the 2nd larget community with the membership of 124,679 (at the time of this writing),  736 times bigger than it was 166 days ago (April 29).

What gyao doesn’t get

Gyao.jp is one of Japan fastest growing free of charge video streaming services, with a registered membership of 9.6 million+. Despite its self-proclaimed success, it, too, has the typical “directory” type user interface, akin to Yahoo’s. Might be comfortable to those who are accustomed to viewing TV by channel. At the same time, it will limit its growth in its own right. What a significant contrast to the user interface of YouTube.

Update: graph In addition, if they’d listen to what Joshusa Schachter preaches here (via himazu blog), gyao.jp would not have made it a mandatory for a new user to fill in all the profile information at the time of registration. It is a total waste of every opportunity; by no means worth the effort of anybody. But I understand a client generally likes it; but it is our job to convince the client not to pursue whatever won’t work. Note amazon would not ask any of these. Nor does flickr, nor does del.icio.us, dor does youtube, so on and so forth. It’s only tagging, not profiling.