AOL Video = YouTube

screenshot: AOL Video
So I stumbled upon AOL Video for the first time tonight and I noticed something interesting – all the videos I clicked on are from YouTube! Is there anything wrong with this? Absolutely not. I guess I just expect this sort of decision from an amateur – not from an established (and outdated) company like AOL. I guess they must have some amazing editorial skills for extracting video ‘gold’ from YouTube to make themselves a profit. (update: It looks as though their premium video content that they sell is in Windows Media format, and it doesn’t seem to play nice with my Mac.)
I guess they’re running out of ideas, I mean shit, they did rip of Yahoo with their beta site redesign. See below…

Yahoo homepage (original):
screenshot: Yahoo homepage
AOL’s homepage (copy of Yahoo):
screenshot: AOL homepage that copies Yahoo