On the verge of unveiling the new video app MixBit, Hurley discusses with Fast Company what almost 10 years and more than a billion dollars has not changed about the process of starting something new. Here are four ideas that are always in play.
The U.S. District Court has just made public the documentation in the controversial Viacom vs. YouTube case. It's a goldmine of data, most of which is really dirty mud-slinging by Viacom, based on internal emails from YouTube's past.
One of the nice thing about being a magazine writer who also has access to a clean, well-lighted space on the internet, is that I get to resurrect some of tasty tidbits of reporting which get cut in the often brutal process of making words fit into the time/space continuum of magazine-making.
According to Technorati, yesterday and today's most blogged to video on YouTube is "A Message from Chad and Steve." Chad and Steve. Just a couple of giddy, giggly buddies letting the cameras roll outside an office somewhere. A couple of twentysomething cut-ups goofing off, hamming it up, making it up on the fly. They're like pretty much every other YouTube performer, except for this: Chad Hurley and Steve Chen founded YouTube. They have good reason to be giddy.