It has been really interesting reading the Industry reaction to the launch of Microsofts entry into the user-generated video explosion namely Soapbox .Registration is currently by invitation only.
I have been reading various websites and Weblogs notably Slashdot.org, blog and noted the very interesting observations and comments. There were some also very insightful repsonses to this blog as well. IMHO only the test of time will see how the market pans out. But I always feel it is nothing but a positive step to see competiveness in this young and dynamic area of the Internet. Soapbox looks to have some really interesting functionality which is drawing comments from industry insiders. On the features front, it has the ability to upload videos to a maxium size of 100mb plus also add categories, plus also have the ability to subscribe to RSS feeds, and embed videos on external sites like MySpace.