Warhol to become MSN Soapbox

By Chris | In News | Posted September 7, 2006 5 comments

In a somewhat surprising move, the upcoming Microsoft video upload site, codenamed Warhol, currently running under the "final" name Soapbox, will be not fall under the Windows Live brand.

Although the site is still in internal beta at http://soapbox.msn.com, here's a few of the current features:

- Upload videos in almost any format—like from your video or digital camera (maximum file size is currently 100MB)
- Tag and categorize your videos to make it easy for other people to find them
- Watch original videos and browse for new ones at the same time
- Set up your own personal RSS feeds for videos you’re interested in
- Use your Windows Live Spaces profile with Soapbox on MSN Video
- Embed a video on your Web site or blog

All being well, we're expecting Soapbox to move into public beta in the next few weeks, though how succesful it will be compared to the likes of YouTube remains to be seen.

Here's a screenshot (apologies for the small size) of the current Soapbox homepage.

 

 

Posted September 7th, 2006 at 6:04 am
Category: News
Tags: Soapbox, Windows Live
  • http://www.liamdaly.co.uk DN2004

    looks great, cant wait for this to be released Its a shame it isnt going to be Windows Live Branded

  • http://depicked.com/archive/2006/09/09/19.aspx benistheword

    MSN Soapbox is looking good. I have no idea why they did it externally to Live but regardless, it appears to have a personal touch that Yahoo! and Google both missed when they did their YouTube clones.

  • http://www.liamdaly.co.uk DN2004

    I wonder why it doesnt look like the “leaked” screenshots awhile back…

  • Chris

    If nobody will put their name to “leaked” screenshots, then they usually aren’t real.

  • dreamn11

    I hate it…..Why doesn’t MSFT leave out some companies to let do something…Everything they wanna zap inside MSFT…Its very bad!! I Hate it…
    Microsoft should let youtube do whats it doing…..rather support/partner with them…
    why they have to do it Microsoft way…

    Its bad!!