Mark Cuban Disappointed With How Far Internet Video Has Come

Posted May 28, 2009

Above is a video clip about what Mark Cuban thinks of how far Internet video has gotten so far. Walt Mossberg asked Mark Cuban why Internet video technology is growing at a pace that he believes is not fast enough. Cuban directly pinpointed the reason as being when Google bought YouTube.

He said that Google did not try right away to monetize YouTube and the message was ubiquity and volume. When the only focus is ubiquity and volume, then there isn’t time to further develop Internet video technology. Cuban then complimented Hulu for focusing on monetizing Internet video.

Cuban also pointed out how YouTube is subsidizing bandwidth for the world. I highly recommend watching the video to see Cuban’s perspective as it is an interesting discussion.