Yahoo Shutting Down Jumpcut Video Service

After disabling new uploads in December, Yahoo will formally kill off Jumpcut in June.

More than just a video upload-and-watch site, Jumpcut allowed users to share videos and photos, creating essentially a library of “stock” clips and images that any user could include in his/her own videos. It also offered online video creation and editing tools. Jumpcut was a somewhat novel concept that apparently didn’t catch on enough — at least not enough to survive CEO Carol Bartz’s promise to reorganize and refocus the company.

TechCrunch has posted the email sent out to Jumpcut users with news of the site’s impending demise:

Dear Jumpcut user,

After careful consideration, we will be officially closing the Jumpcut.com site on June 15, 2009. This was a difficult decision to make, but it’s part of the ongoing prioritization efforts at Yahoo!

Very soon, we’ll be releasing a software utility that will allow you to download the movies you created on Jumpcut to your computer. We’ll send instructions to this email address when the download utility is available.

Once you download your movies, you may choose to upload them to another site such as Flickr, which now allows video uploads. You can find out more here: http://www.flickr.com/explore/video/

Thanks for your understanding and thanks for being a part of Jumpcut.

The Jumpcut Team

Yahoo bought Jumpcut in 2007.

Related Topics: Channel: Video | Yahoo: Business Issues | Yahoo: Video

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