The big YouTube payoff.

From Mark Cuban’s blog, some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal. This analysis is interesting because, according to Cuban’s informant, as much as $500 million of the $1.62 billion deal may have been set aside to pay off copyright infringement claims. But here’s the really interesting part: As part of the deal, Google may […]

The big YouTube payoff.

Marie Antoinette.

The problem with Marie Antoinette is that it ends before the title character is executed. After watching that much profligate waste for two hours, I could understand the peasants’ rage perfectly. And by waste, I don’t just mean the French court’s–I mean Sofia Coppola’s. What a way to blow a bunch of money, costumes, time, […]

Marie Antoinette.

The future of new media.

The SDForum event I spoke at on Wednesday was fairly interesting. I got to discuss the future of new media with Anil Dash of Six Apart, Theresa Carey of Barron’s, and Ramneek Bhasin of Mobio Networks. The moderator was Steve Bengston of PriceWaterhouseCooper. It was a lively discussion that focused primarily on mobile media, and […]

The future of new media.

BT MeetMe

BT has a phone conferencing system called “MeetMe.” I was rendered nearly speechless with giggles when the automated system greeted me with a chirpy female voice saying, “Welcome to BTMeetMe!”

BT MeetMe

21st century paperboys.

The Washington Post’s largest driver of website traffic is Drudge, according to the paper’s editor. That’s impressive clout for Matt Drudge, given that many bloggers regard him as a has-been. I suppose he’s not technically a blogger, either. He doesn’t post stories in reverse chronological order, there’s no archive, and if he has an RSS […]

21st century paperboys.