In the world of user created videos the big name is YouTube followed by Vimeo. Using either of these can be quite fun and, if you are a business, very lucrative. However, both have their downsides to them as anyone that has used them ca attest. Many of these issues seemed to show up right after Google bought YouTube although to be perfectly honest some of them (odd rankings, copyright problems etc) were always present with the service. However, most of us have been stuck with one or both of these services simply because there is no alternative with the same user base and reach.
Outlook.com was launched in June last year, but what was available to users was a beta version of the service. Microsoft has announced that the period of beta testing for their e-mail service is now complete.
This was the first full quarter for Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer and she has already achieved great results. The company made $1.2 billion GAAP (Generally accepted accounting principles), which is just one percent lower than the third quarter in 2012 when they made $1.217 billion. Now you are wondering how that is good; the thing is in Yahoo they like to look at non-GAAP revenues, in which they improved from $1.081 billion in the second quarter to $1.089 billion in the third. This number is excluding traffic acquisition costs and they are the main reason why they are satisfied.