Om Malik is telling us about GUBA, one of a “few” Usenet indexing services. It primarily surfaces videos, such as old commercials, music videos, and just about anything … “else” people like to post on Usenet, which may or may not be of questionable legality. But they’re just an indexing service!
Tens of thousands of customers have been paying $14.95/month for GUBA’s services, since they first started as one of the very few profitable businesses of the dot-com-craze era.
Om Malik mentions they’ll soon enable most videos to get onto your iPod Video.