If you are a fan of TechTV before it turned into the terrible G4TV, and was shortly dumped from all cable providers, you may remember Kevin Rose’s name from such shows as The Screen Savers, Attack of the Show, and –my favorite—Unscrewed. If you are a huge internet junkie, like me, you probably know him from digg or revision 3. This marks the second time that Google has tried to acquire the young talent, as several years ago it tried to outright buy digg only to have the deal fall apart at the last minute. In defense of the story Google ended up buying the entire team that he was working with, but it seems that they were probably more after him then everyone else.
It is hard to have anything outright against Mr. Rose, more that I have been always amazed at his talent to find investors in his projects. At one point he was rumored to be worth more than a billion dollars, but considering what the new startup was recently sold for—reports are as high as 30 million dollars—I highly doubt that is any longer true. It is kind of interesting that most of the talent from TechTV has gone from doing their own start-up internet based things to firmer, more real jobs, most of which in the last year—Rose is just the most recent example.
Source: All Things D