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October 30, 2007

New Online Video Sharing Service from Best Buy & Mydeo

By Stefania Viscusi, TMCnet Assistant Editor

As video becomes increasingly popular, Best Buy is now making it possible for customers to safely store videos and share them with those they choose to via their new Best Buy Video Sharing online service.
The new service, offered in response to the growing demand for video, as well as to provide families with children with a safe non-advertisement-filled environment to upload and share personal videos, and without having to put the videos into the complete public domain for anyone's eyes to see.

Best Buy Video Sharing is an online, subscription-based service created together with streaming video hosting provider Mydeo. Best Buy has also announced they will take a minority, equity stake in the company.
With the Best Buy Video Sharing service, users upload their personal videos to a private dashboard and store and share them on Web sites, blogs or via email with the friends and family they choose.
"With the growing popularity of video, fueled in part by social networking sites, we've actually seen an increase in customer demand for alternative video sharing solutions. Many customers, particularly families with children, don't want their personal memories available for anyone to see in the public domain nor do they want to share them in a cluttered environment that includes advertising," said Kevin Winneroski, vice president, Best Buy in a statement to the press.

Available online and in Best Buy retail stores, the service starts at $6.97 for 100 minutes of video hosting and 30 minutes of video length or premium plans with extended video lengths, additional video storage capacity and other sharing features are also available.

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