YouTube already has its fair share of rivals on all sides, from Vimeo to Hulu. Now, though, one of YouTube’s co-founders, Chris Hurley, is planning to create a rival of his own. Hurley left YouTube, by then a part of Google, in 2010. Seems he’s planning to try and pull at least part of the rug from under the video site’s feet: “I wish [South by Southwest] was a month later because I could unveil the new product,… [Which is] primarily video-based…and gives flexibility for people to work together and create content.” He went on to explain that he wasn’t “setting up to kill” YouTube, but rather wanted to create a new website which was better suited to collaboration. It’s not entirely clear what that might mean, but it sounds like it won’t be too long before we find out.
YouTube Co-Founder to Launch Rival Video Site Soon
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).