Statistics portal Statista (which we rate officially awesome) has this graphic showing that Google’s advertising revenues now exceed those of the entire print media industry put together. “Google, a company founded 14 years ago, makes more money from advertising than an industry that has been around for more than a hundred years,” writes Felix Richter. It’s actually more like 300.
The comparison isn’t entirely fair. The chart shows Google’s global gross global sales against the U.S.-only print business, and Google did pay some $4 billion in commissions to media partners. But still…
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