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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/24/2016 3:38:36 PM
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Re: Amazon vs YouTube
I completely agree with you. I don't think YouTube should see Amazon as a huge threat. I also don't see people moving from YouTube to Amazon to catch or upload their videos. YouTube has become extremely popular over the last 5 years and I don't see Amazon being able to compete with it video wise.

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freehe
freehe
5/22/2016 10:04:37 PM
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Amazon vs YouTube
It is great that Amazon is continually reinventing itself and expanding its market share. However, Amazon is not a threat to YouTube. Amazon will have to provide the service for at least five years to determine if their video service is a contender in the video market.

Also, I don't see any benefit to customers switching from YouTube to Amazon. Amazon is known for selling items for a lower price, not for video. As a video customer I would not switch simply because another company decided to add a new video service to its inventory. I would wait a few years to see how the service fares in the market and to review the quality of the service. Many customers are brand loyal so it will be interesting to see how many new customers Amazon Direct Video gets in the next year.

 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/22/2016 5:55:21 PM
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Not a threat
I think it's a great idea for Amazon to expand and keep up with the changing times. It's no surprise that videos are becoming more and more popular. However, I'm not sure they would be a huge threat to YouTube. YouTube is the biggest video provider in the world. It's just been around for so long that its popularity I has grown enormously.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/15/2016 2:22:03 PM
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Re: Woah
@mhf1ve,

A Fair Use Channel would not have to become the biggest thing out there to do serious damage to the existing licensed-content providers; just by existing, if using it were at all convenient, it would create downward price pressure and outward content pressure, two things the bigs already have big problems with.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/13/2016 3:28:21 PM
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Re: Woah
> "the development of a Fair Use Channel..."

A Fair Use channel would distract eyeballs away from content with royalties, so it would probably be "unfair" competition to the old media gatekeepers. However, I'm not convinced that such a channel would actually be more popular than the stuff put out by Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Dreamworks, Viacom, etc, etc....

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srufolo1
srufolo1
5/13/2016 12:50:15 PM
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Amazon Direct Video
Amazon Direct Video sounds amazing with users capable of getting royalties for the videos they download. It's an aggressive but smart move on Amazon's part to challenge YouTube in the video space. From a company that started as an online retailer of books to this is a testament to the genius of Jeff Bezos.

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vnewman
vnewman
5/12/2016 12:53:39 PM
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Re: Woah
@mhhf1ve "Pewdiepie?"  I had to look it up.  Ok, I know him, but didn't know the moniker.  It is supposed to be a take on "cutie pie?"

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/12/2016 7:26:27 AM
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Re: Woah
The existence of a genuine competitor to YouTube is likely to make IP infighting much more complicated; what the big past-content-holders really, really want to avoid is the development of a Fair Use Channel, i.e. one that carries out of copyright content that is still earning, excerpts for clips that fall withing Fair Use (YouTube is a lot tighter than Fair Use guidelines are), archival/library/research copies, and so forth. The YouTube near-monopoly has made it pretty easy to prevent. Emergence of competition may lower entry barriers for niche providers, especially as digitizing tech gets more compact and cheaper than it already is.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/11/2016 3:08:30 PM
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Re: Woah
> "someone needs to develop/promote/sell .. a means of uploading your videos to both sites.."

There's already a small industry growing to support video creators who want to be the next Pewdiepie (on Youtube) star. So that's already being developed and creating tons of wannabe video stars. It's also happening in Asia countries where chatcam stars are soliciting gifts from viewers and getting corporate sponsorship... And there are also gamer groups training for Twitch competitions and popularizing certain gamers/games... 

Turning your "15min of fame" into a business is almost an established business now.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/11/2016 2:41:42 PM
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Re: Woah
@vnewman they'd have to check if Amazon demands exclusive content for the video producers. I know for writing most outlets demand that and would not take at all kindly to a writer duplicating content on multiple sites. That was one of the things that got Jonah Lehrer in trouble even before it was discovered that he made up quotes.

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