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How YouTube makes Money?[ Revenue Model 2020 ]

In November 2006, almost two years after its founding in February 2005, Google acquired YouTube for a then-hefty price of $1.65 billion.  In Feb 2020, Google reported that YouTube generated $15 billion from advertisements alone in 2019 ( Youtube has various other income streams, which we will discuss below ), contributing 10% to Google’s total 2019 revenue.  Youtube has, undoubtedly, been one of the most remarkable acquisitions in the history of tech. It is the second most popular website in the world after Google. Source: Similar Web  But when it comes to engagement metrics like avg visit duration, pages per visit & bounce rate,...

How WhatsApp Makes Money? [Revenue Model 2020]

WhatsApp, the product, has had a crazy journey, and I mean that, like literally. Started by two founders who hated advertising and were pro-privacy, WhatsApp ended in the hands of Facebook -- the one big tech giant that is most certainly not revered for user security and privacy. While WhatsApp thrived under Facebook, growing from 450 million users at the time of acquisition in 2014 to over 1.6 billion at the time of writing, the founders of WhatsApp ended up leaving Facebook over disagreements on the monetization future of WhatsApp, with one of them not even sticking around for...