News: Microsoft launched its beta version of its video sharing software called Soapbox. It’s not completely open to the public, though: you have to sign up to receive a special invite for a private test. The full public launch apparently may be months away.
Analysis: Just another sign how hot the video file sharing industry is right now. Microsoft seems a little late to the game, again having to play catch-up. Bill Gates is a genius, but when’s no longer in charge of the day-to-day operations, things seem different for Microsoft.