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YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Site

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Stick to what you're good at, we suppose?

YouTube is one of Google's biggest products. Now, one of the men behind the successful video sharing site has a new project. YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley today announced the upcoming launch of his brand new site, MixBit.

 

Hurley, along with his YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, sold YouTube to Google in 2006 for the princely sum of $1.65 billion. He left Google almost three years ago, in 2010, and handed the reigns over to Salar Kamangar. However, it seems he's been busy working on something else. Hurley tweeted about his new project, using Google's 'YouTube is shutting down' April Fool's joke as a jumping off point.

 

Not surprisingly, Hurley's newest project also relates to videos and user-generated content. MixBit is a video collaboration tool that allows users to work together on videos. Though it's not live yet, users can sign up for more information about MixBit by entering their email address at MixBit.com. Visiting the site will result in a message stating that YouTube is shutting down and an invitation to sign up for a new site that allows people to not only "watch cat videos, but create them... together!"

No word on when MixBit will launch properly, but we'll keep you posted!

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    Aoyagi , April 2, 2013 6:07 AM
    Will it have ads?
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    alvine , April 2, 2013 6:17 AM
    Obviously it will have ads. People who create content for living want to get paid.
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    back_by_demand , April 2, 2013 7:50 AM
    alvineObviously it will have ads. People who create content for living want to get paid.

    Unless I upload my own video of a cat doing something funny, in which case I wouldn't expect to get paid, but I suppose the ads will be there to pay the site owners for upkeep of servers, etc
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    dextermat , April 2, 2013 8:50 AM
    firefox + adblock = i'm very verry happy
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    downhill911 , April 2, 2013 8:58 AM
    I quite like YouTube because adverts can be easily removed/disabled, but any new form of competition is good.
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    SneakySnake , April 2, 2013 9:19 AM
    dextermatfirefox + adblock = i'm very verry happy


    pretty much any browser (safari, chrome, firefox) + adblock.
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    SneakySnake , April 2, 2013 9:20 AM
    back_by_demandUnless I upload my own video of a cat doing something funny, in which case I wouldn't expect to get paid, but I suppose the ads will be there to pay the site owners for upkeep of servers, etc


    The server costs for a video hosting/playing site would be very expensive compared to most websites
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    Murissokah , April 2, 2013 9:48 AM
    I don't really see a market for this.
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    yobobjm , April 2, 2013 10:57 AM
    Wait, youtube is ending?
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    tim1935 , April 2, 2013 11:37 AM
    Whatever it is, it will have to be really easy to use or people won't "collaborate".
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    RobAC , April 2, 2013 1:11 PM
    The biggest question for me is:

    Will some music company or greedy 3rd party entity claim that the music on the vids are copyrighted by them so they can monetize and place ads on your videos?

    That cheeses me off especially since I paid for my licenses and use paid Royalty free tracks. Yet I have to fill out the dispute form every time since they claim they own copyrights to the tracks I paid for.
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    Aoyagi , April 2, 2013 2:40 PM
    alvineObviously it will have ads. People who create content for living want to get paid.

    See, that's why they (and you) are wrong. If it had at least basic ad-free subscription, I'd be more than happy to pay for good service that wouldn't try to serve me ads on every step I make and wouldn't track everything I do.
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    obiown77 , April 2, 2013 2:48 PM
    Youtube totally sucks now and unless you have a decent list of people you subscribe too from a watchers perspective, then don't even bother.

    and if you think you have any chance of starting a channel and getting noticed without any youtube partner help then think again.

    its called "themtube" now.

    Well just have to wait and see how mixbit turns out though.
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    jakeb1911 , April 3, 2013 5:07 AM
    obiown77.its called "themtube" now.


    Ha! "themtube"
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