Just for giggles I did some reading on Wikipedia. (Have you heard of this site btw? It’s totally amazing.) Here’s some food for thought:
In December 1998 Excite was in serious merger negotiations with Yahoo! Inc. in an agreement to purchase the Excite portal for a price between $5.5 billion and $6 billion.
On January 19, 1999, Excite was acquired by @Home Network; the largest high speed cable Internet service provider. The $6.7 billion merger became one of the largest mergers of two Internet companies ever.
Yes, compared to Excite@Home, GooTube seems almost prudent. But it’s not. Trust me.