"The digital revolution has changed the way we are informed and entertained, and it has forced old media companies to change the way they do business," Jim Cramer said on his
"RealMoney" radio show Tuesday.
is reportedly in advanced talks with
to distribute the site's videos on cell phones and TVs, Cramer said.
While Verizon has been spending money on buybacks, if it had bought YouTube, it would have sent market players the message that it is "forward-looking and clearly making a commitment to the Web," he said.
Instead, Cramer said it makes him "crazy" that
bought it because it was the opportunity for an offline company to become online.
"But the offline guys still aren't committed," he said. "They're still hiring people to assess the Web and make small acquisitions."
The only exception is
, which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
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"News Corp stepped up to the plate and bought
, and it has been huge for it," he said.
On the other hand, if Verizon had bought YouTube, "it would
instead be Google paying Verizon to license content," Cramer said. "In the end, it would have been a price-to-earnings expander for Verizon."
Market players will hear and read about "all sorts of attempts to monetize every gadget and every program, but the only kind of model that works is where you don't have to pay for the hardware or the content," he continued. "Google has this model."
In the deal Verizon made with YouTube, Google will do nothing, but in the end it will get compensated.
"That's my kind of deal," Cramer said.
Google is the "winner," and its stock "should be bought," Cramer said.
Master and Commander
has been an "unbelievable story" that has doubled since it IPO, Cramer told listeners.
is the next MasterCard and is going higher," Cramer went on to say. "It's a major brand that is making a push overseas."
Moreover, the shoemaker's stock is going to $50, with the "shorts scrambling and the longs buying," he said. Crocs was recently trading at $44.56.
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