10/07/2006:"Put Some Goo In Your Tube"
So, if Google buys YouTube, will you be able to Googlemap the kid with the bottle rocket in his butt? Will pertinent ads (for fireworks? Preparation H?) appear in the video? More importantly, will it remain free? Billionaire investor Mark Cuban said recently that "Only a moron would buy YouTube". Was he hoping to devalue the property in advance, or is Google stupid? It's important to remember that the only thing that has made YouTube so successful was free hosting of streamed content and sharing of both legal and illegal content. Is YouTube the next Napster?