AOL’s YouTube Move

AOL is getting into the YouTube business. A link to the company’s open beta test of UnCut Video (tagline: See it. Shoot It. Share it.) has emerged. At first glance it seems to be near cookie-cutter clone of the popular YouTube. One interesting thing we spotted is that the terms of service require video uploaders to be 18 years old. (YouTube says you need to be 18 or have parental consent and be over 13.)

The company has a great opportunity to showcase user-generated video alongside its more professional video content, and to integrate it with the new AIM Pages. Coming, says AOL, are “Video search, Mobile uploading and New sharing features.”

Will it catch on? Could be. No advertising is appearing on the site yet but one can imagine lots of YouTube-like possiblities. (Advertising as content and such.)

[Via TechCrunch]

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