More proof that old media companies are poised to take over the internet

So
CBS has launched their new on-line video service
. It’s called innertube, and features “original series and companions to CBS on-air programming”, which is network-speak for recycled PR crap. We’ll leave content aside for a moment, though, because that’s the least of their problems.

They are launching a web product called “innertube”, promoting it as “innertube”, marketing it as “innertube”… but they don’t own
innertube.com. The actual CBS innertube product is over at CBS.com.

Normally I would say that this is just amateur behavior by a clueless corporation, but it’s worse than that. Why? Because several months ago AOL released in2tv without owning in2tv.com.

That’s right, CBS didn’t just make an embarrassing, stupid, amateur mistake. They made the same embarrassing, stupid, amateur mistake that another high profile company made just months before.

Yeah, the iTunes guys must be terrified.

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