Ha? Yeah. The title of this post piqued your curiosity, hopefully. The chances of me covering news that hasn't been covered somewhere else – is low. But, I do read a lot of smart bloggers and there's seems to be a little convergence in the conversations about $$$$, online video and politicians…
First, via Torsten, politicians are waking up to social networks, albeit slowly. Next, billionaire Mark Cuban says there's no future to YouTube. That traditional media firms won't aquire them with a 10 foot pole. This is from the guy who sold the last billion dollar internet broadcasting site before it bombed. So, he knows. Plus, Jason Calacanis already said it and of course, reaffirmed it.
Meanwhile, a very smart VC invested in an ad network to help online video sites monetize their views by inserting ads. And Warner strikes a deal with YouTube to license their content. And Deval Partrick is using BrightCove to promote his political campaign.
So, who'll make billions from online video? It probably won't be Mark Cuban. But, there's some smart entrepreneurs, VCs and even politicians that are recognizing the potential.