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Mark Cuban Declares War on GooTube 295

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the settle-this-with-jello-wrestling dept.
PreacherTom writes "Mark Cuban — the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, tech entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed 'blog maverick' — has always been outspoken in his ridicule of Google and YouTube. Now, it appears he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. Cuban is so convinced that GooTube will be a failure that he is in the process of acquiring the news agency owned by Robert Tur, currently involved in serious litigation with Google over copyright violations. With billions on both sides, this could be a real clash of the titans."
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Mark Cuban Declares War on GooTube

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  • Titans (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:30AM (#16870690)
    With billions on both sides, this could be a real clash of the titans.


    Yeah, it could be, but we're calling it "GooTube".
  • by Dr. Eggman (932300) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:34AM (#16870760)
    Whenever Godzilla and Mecha-Godzilla fight; it is Tokyo that suffers the most.
  • by burris (122191) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:34AM (#16870764)
    Just like the morons that bought broadcast.com
  • by Lev13than (581686) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:35AM (#16870782) Homepage
    Cuban is so convinced that GooTube will be a failure that he is in the process of acquiring the news agency owned by Robert Tur, currently involved in serious litigation with Google over copyright violations.

    In retaliation, Sergey Brin has just announced plans to buy the L.A. Clippers.
  • Re:Titans (Score:3, Funny)

    by gEvil (beta) (945888) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:37AM (#16870824)
    It's German. It means "good ube." I've often wondered if they accidentally left off the 'r', which would make a little more sense: "good over"
  • Re:Titans (Score:4, Funny)

    by Ceriel Nosforit (682174) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:41AM (#16870916)
    They should just call it OogleTube or somesuch instead...

    And on another note, why does it matter how rich these people are? Yeah, I know. It was a rethoric question. The real quiestion is; why the hell do we take this situation without the least bit of critiquie?
  • Re:Titans (Score:5, Funny)

    by mikerich (120257) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:51AM (#16871080)
    GooTube or Yougle? Hmmm... that's a tough one.

    One sounds like a glue, the other a brand of European yogurt.

  • Re:Wait... (Score:5, Funny)

    by PFI_Optix (936301) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:57AM (#16871194) Journal
    He has a hobby: finding new and interesting ways to get ejected from an NBA game.
  • Re:Titans (Score:3, Funny)

    by Umbrae (866097) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @11:57AM (#16871200)
    Yeah. But nobody likes a GooTuber. Slimy potatos aren't really where it's at.
  • Re:Wait... (Score:5, Funny)

    by squiggleslash (241428) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @12:13PM (#16871450) Homepage Journal

    "Ah, thanks for coming Mark. Glad to hear you've taken us over, we really admire whatever it is you're famous for. Anyway, just to let you know, we're close to reaching a settlement with Google. They're going to pay us seventy eight mill..."

    "Sorry to cut you off, but that's not going to happen. We're not settling. We're going to win this case."

    "But we are winning the case. This deal means we'll get..."

    "Sorry, not interested. We're going to fight this case, demand $699, or whatever that statatuory damages figure is, for every download of every video that YouTube has ever done that we can sue over."

    "But that'll drive Google bankrupt! We'll never get our money, and under this deal we'll end up getting more in the long run anyway because, as I was saying, they're going to, every year, pay us..."

    "Stop. Stop right now. I predicted Google are going to lose this. Lose they shall."

    "But wouldn't you prefer us both to win? I mean, we can make a fortune through this, if Google makes it a success."

    "No. Then I'd look like an idiot. People would point at me and say "There goes Mark Cuban, the guy who said Google was doomed by buying YouTube, and now has made billions by coming to an agreement that meant Google could make it work." I don't want that to happen. I have a reputation to keep. I'm a dot-com millionaire damn it."

    ...etc...

  • Re:Titans (Score:2, Funny)

    by cybrzndane (632057) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @12:29PM (#16871738)
    Don't tell Sen. Ted Stevens. The phrase may be misconstrued.
  • by mcpkaaos (449561) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @12:30PM (#16871750)
    You sure you didn't mean to type 'emo2001' when you signed up?
  • by HeavenlyBankAcct (1024233) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @12:34PM (#16871844)
    Marks skill was getting rich, but can he juggle 5 balls ? wheelie a bike ? grind a rail on a skateboard ? fly a helicopter ? draw a picture well ?

    Dude, Mark Cuban can totally wheelie a bike and grind a rail on a skateboard.

    This one time, he was skating and I saw him do a totally gnarly 360 off of some dude's face while the dude was all screaming like "NO WAY!" and then Mark Cuban landed in Bolivia and did an ollie right over these military drug guys with machine guns that were all shooting in the air so he jumped off the skateboard in mid-air and threw it at them and it hit all three of them at once so they were like "WHOA!" and then they got knocked out so Mark Cuban (who was still in the air) landed on a BMX bike and did a vicious wheelie, then some other dude handed him a Flying V and he started playing Cat Scratch Fever while he was totally riding with no hands and some girls in bikinis were all like "YOU ARE HOT" and he was all like "I KNOW" and then he drank a Mountain Dew really fast and then did a thumbs-up.
  • Re:Wait... (Score:5, Funny)

    by thePowerOfGrayskull (905905) <marc DOT paradise AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday November 16, 2006 @12:49PM (#16872104) Homepage Journal
    If I were sophisticated I would know the word in the English language that describes this kind of behaviour, but alas, I'll have to rely on a fellow slashdotter (once again...).
    I believe that the word you're looking for is "asshole".
  • by dj_krztoff (939118) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @01:29PM (#16872692)
    So, what you're saying is ... you got the joke.
  • by Odin's Raven (145278) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @01:32PM (#16872766)
    In retaliation, Sergey Brin has just announced plans to buy the L.A. Clippers.

    Next, Brin and Cuban agree that all copyright issues will be settled by best-of-7 tournaments between their respective teams. This proves to be too time consuming, so they expedite the process by substituting one-on-one NBA Live 07 matches using virtual versions of their respective teams.

    The first match goes poorly, with Cuban accusing Brin of redirecting 90% of Google's computers to run a "hoop-bot" to improve his team's shooting accuracy. To ensure fairness, future matches are broadcast live on G4 TV. This proves to be an instant hit, capturing 100% attention from both of G4's viewers. A year later, Electronic Arts introduces "Madden Meta-NBA 08", where players control either a virtual Brin or virtual Cuban playing simulated NBA Live matches, available exclusively on the new SonySoft XStation720.

    The game becomes an instant hit, and six months later Hollywood commissions a movie of the game of the company owners playing sports games of teams fighting for ...errr... for something or other, frankly we've forgotten by now. Probably a woman. Or a cat. Maybe an orphanage. Screw it, we'll go with an orphan cat-woman. Uwe Bolle will direct.

  • by bosef1 (208943) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @01:32PM (#16872770)
    Let it not be said that MtG taught us nothing [wizards.com].
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 16, 2006 @01:33PM (#16872776)
    Really? Wow! It's so funny how he mentioned broadcast.com and the sale thereof in a story about the previous owner of said domain. Just, wow. That's really amazing. I mean, out of all the stories in the world, and all the domains in the world, he happened to mention broadcast.com in this particular story. And then you, you clever person you, were sharp enough to notice the completely coincidental connection. I truly tip my hat to you sir!
  • Never! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Phoenix666 (184391) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @01:55PM (#16873146)
    Now listen up, Fi-del, you and your Cubans will NEVER take down GooTube as long as one drop of blood flows through our red, white, and blue veins!

    Stick THAT in your cigar and smoke it.
  • by FrostedChaos (231468) on Thursday November 16, 2006 @03:09PM (#16874594) Homepage
    So let me get this straight: "most people" become "high level executives"? Um, I thought there were only a few of those guys.

    You're tired of stereotypes, so you trot out the old "mom's basement" expression?

    And what the fuck does "go-getter" mean?
    Better get those TPS reports on my desk PDQ, or I'm going to proactively synergize my boot up your ass.

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