On a day when I should be working, I decided to follow some themes here. Can’t believed I missed this thread – a few weeks old now, but enjoy.
It started with the anti-Podtech rant over at Valleywag. The claim was Furrier and family haven’t been able to “hurry up and find some particularly dumb venture capital firm” to fund their efforts.
Why do I read Valleywag?
A quick jump to the Podtech thread at Valleywag with Valleywag’s claim that Scobleshow is making Podtech more than $400k a year.
Obviously had to dig into that.
That took me to BuzzMachine and then to Centernetworks.com (sometimes those comment links are worth their weights in gold) that actually offers a recording of the event where these beans were spilled.
If you read the comments, Scoble doesn’t argue these numbers at all. He wants to make sure we know this ain’t his paycheck – but that’s just how he is.
So, if this is the $10 CPM deal some have suggested, that means we’ve got 40 million downloads of his show per year. Divide that by 365 days, you got more than 109589 shows per day downloaded. Also more than 4566 an hour. More than 76 a minute. More than 1 a second.
I’m gonna guess it ain’t that.
But, let’s look at real simple numbers.
$400k to own Scobleshow for a year and launch Bloghaus.
Is that a good deal? You could do much worse out there.
What if Bloghaus wasn’t included in that?
What if it was just $400k to be associated with the Scoble name and buzz for all of 2007.
How many billion did Google spend on YouTube? Do people really buy liability for billions? I’m willing to sell my HomeDepot card bill for just a thousand bucks.
400k? Good for you Scoble.