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Google + YouTube

Hey, I want to join in the chorus of Googlers who have welcomed the YouTube team to the Googleplex. I guess now the blogosphere and venture community can stop lamenting the fact that nobody in Web 2.0 land is getting paid, that you can’t make any money on M&A exits, etc. Oh wait, I am […]

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Going to Japan for a Month

I am planning to go to Tokyo, Japan for about a month beginning in mid-October. If you have any friends or business associates who you think I ought to meet while I am in Japan, feel free to email me with their names and contact informatoin. I am particularly interested in meeting any entrepreneurs, technologists, […]

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The Lesson in the YouTube vs. MySpace Video Battle

I keep reading all of these articles talking about how MySpace is (or might be) serving more videos than YouTube according to comScore data. I don’t actually find this hard to believe. Nowadays, most of the core functions on the web are becoming commodities — IM, video uploading and playback, email, social networking, etc. The […]

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Google Checkout Promotion – Timberland

I have been working with the Google Checkout team for awhile and I have a deal that I’d like to offer to all of my friends and blog readers: From now until September 17, enjoy 40% off Timberland gear AND free shipping when you use this promotional code when you checkout with Google Checkout: FFSEPTGGL […]

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Should YouTube Go Public? I Sure Hope They Try

I am not sure that YouTube can go public. Aside from comments about “very significant” revenues, the company has been pretty mum on the financial details of its business. 1. If YouTube can’t go public, what web 2.0 companies can? Perhaps the strongest interest I have in a potential YouTube IPO is that if YouTube […]