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Could Mark Cuban have been more wrong about Youtube?

Luck and timing are crucial in success. Mark Cuban’s massive sale of Broadcast.com to Yahoo! is prime example of that. Last night Youtube parent Alphabet reported earnings and hit it out of the park. Youtube’s growth has been nothing but… Continue Reading →

The Attention Economy is A Downward Spiral with Infinite Supply

The creator economy’s real problem is infinite supply Last summer, in a now-deleted tweet, Hunter Walk Tweeted: “Creator Econony” is on its way to becoming as meaningless as “Sharing Econony” was…. And indeed, the Creator Economy rhymes With the Gig Economy. We hear a… Continue Reading →

Taking Setbacks to Build Mental Strength

Today is Let’s Talk, a day where we focus on mental wellbeing, which touches on resilience and the need for entrepreneurs to channel setbacks into stepping stones. Tomorrow I will go back to the first lecture, but as today is… Continue Reading →

YouTube is Worth $500 Billion

Google is valued at $1.6 trillion dollars in market capitalization. YouTube accounts for at least a third of that. I’ve certainly been a YouTube bull since day 1. Back in 2006, right before Google plunked down $1.65 billion for the… Continue Reading →

Double Verify: You Never Know Who’s Swimming Naked

I recently had a blast from the past, reflecting on my decade building WatchMojo alongside some of the towering ad technology companies that are now going public As part of Advertising Week, Axios’ Sara Fischer interviewed me re: – YouTube… Continue Reading →

Creator Economy Backers Repeating Mistakes VCs Made with Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs have had a tremendous impact on all facets of the world, but the influence of creator entrepreneurs shouldn’t be discounted. Silicon Valley has long had a solid cast of mentors and advisors, but post-bubble era, I don’t know… Continue Reading →

Mercenary vs Missionary: The Only Real Difference Between Facebook & Google

Facebook and Google are very similar and different, depending on the perspective and context. But the only real difference that matters today boils down to leadership. In reading that Facebook changed its mind in Australia, I will let others discuss… Continue Reading →

Will 2020s be Decade of Social eCommerce?

All social shopping is live, but at risk of being philosophical is all live shopping social? This past Sunday, Brendan Gahan and I got on Clubhouse at 4pm EST (link) to discuss social video, social shopping, live eCommerce and much… Continue Reading →

Breaking Down Each Video Platforms’ 2020 & What to Expect in 2021

Covid will do to TV/digital video revenues what the great recession did to newspaper/digital media: accelerate the shift. With Google and Snap reporting results, here’s a breakdown and summary of each major video platform: Google YouTube In 2020, for the… Continue Reading →

You can thank me later, Hollywood

From Fairness Doctrine to Fair Use, never lose sight of the forest through the trees when fighting for your principles I’ve covered fair use on these pages before. At a high level, the manifestation of my frustrations and drive in… Continue Reading →

Rise of the MCN 3.0s: Different Approaches, Same Objective

MCNs have been around for a decade and now we are seeing their third iteration. We are now seeing the wave of MCNs, 3.0, propelled by YouTube’s riches. Machinima in many ways was the first multi-channel networks, or MCNs 1.0…. Continue Reading →

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