Friday, August 11, 2006

Bebo and Entertainment

These days when thinking about Bebo and its story, I am not really sure about where all this social networking buzz is going to lead. On the other hand, what can be seen there might just be similar to Google's experimenting with lots of new "beta" services to see their acceptance. As an example, consider Bebo TV which is currently being relaunched to allow to upload any (custom) video content. Not sure what the difference to YouTube and similar platforms will be - or how this relaunch is intended to integrate with already existing functions. I am really wondering how the integration of content creation and content distribution is going to work out. Interestingly enough, Viacom is considering to bid for Bebo after having lost a bid war against NewsCorp last year. Well, let's wait and see ...

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