Mark Cuban’s Stunning Scoop on the GooTube Deal

It seems that the “real money” that Google paid to YouTube for its instrinsic worth was $ 500 million less than the $ 1.65 billion tag. The shareholders are thus *not* getting $ 1.65 billion but a smaller amount. The YouTube price tag had also spurred wild rumours on the net for the valuation of Facebook by Yahoo!. In the $ 1.65 billion valuation that everyone thought YouTube got; Google actually paid $ 500 million for dealing with lawsuits from Media companies. After stating that the…

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Google denies Mark Cuban claim about Legal Reserve for YouTube

Though, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, has denied that $500 million were set aside for handling legal issues related with YouTube in the $ 1.65 billion buyout, parts of Cuban’s post are still believed by some bloggers. Schmidt denied Mark Cuban’s claim in an interview with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 conference (Nov 7-9, San Francisco): In a two-part question, Battelle asked whether Google’s deal included a secret reserve for legal claims and, secondly, what progress…

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Don’t Be Evil! – Google’s Exasperating Gaffes

The love affair of a smitten crowd of tech-industry watchers, analysts, and enthusiasts with Google has come to an abrupt end. The aura of super smartness and an unconventional persona has melted away. Several people related Google’s atypical choices and actions with its ability to innovate rapidly and delight its customers and investors endlessly. “Don’t be evil” was romantically disarming — a refreshing new ideology that many believed would finally free the tech world from the “my way or the highway” ways of…

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Google Spreadsheets – Very First Impression

I gave Google Spreadsheets a whirl today. My impression is an overwhelming “Eh…”. First the good. I’m amazed by what people are able to do in a web browser nowadays. Google Calendar is really slick. The gmail interface isn’t as ‘fresh’ as it originally was, but it’s still powerful and easy to use. Google Spreadsheet looks really nice — as you might expect, it looks and feels like a spreadsheet. You can enter formulas (well,…

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Nokia 6682 Review

I’m really not a negative person, but I find myself complaining a lot. I think there are a couple reasons for this. First, because I’m an optimist, I think there are generally good ways to do things, so it bothers me when I see things done poorly. Second, it’s really not interesting to write about things that don’t bother me. For example, I really enjoyed my egg and toast sandwich this morning, but I just…

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