Yossi Vardi is the investor who was behind ICQ. He’s also a nice guy and just sent me a note that said that one of his new companies is seeing extraordinary growth very quickly. A million downloads in 49 days. What does it do? Accelerates videos on YouTube and other video streaming sites.
The word-of-mouth network is getting more efficient. In the first six weeks of ICQ they only saw about 65,000 downloads (that was back in 1996).
UPDATE: I made a mistake that I corrected above. Yossi was the investor behind ICQ. Not sure where I got DoubleClick from. I think I have DoubleClick on my brain.