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Google roundup: YouTube, Google+, barges

  • AdAge reports YouTube (GOOG), which once bent over backwards to get media giants to provide it with content, is now demanding the same 45% ad revenue cut from them that it gets from smaller content providers
  • However, YouTube is reportedly now willing to let partners keep 100% of the revenue they produce beyond a certain ad price threshold. That could work to the favor of larger content providers able to negotiate favorable prices
  • The report comes at a time when analysts estimate YouTube produces $3B-$4B in annual revenue (Google, as usual, remains tight-lipped), and as YouTube's mobile video views skyrocket.
  • Google+'s 300M+ monthly active news stream viewers (recently announced) aren't as impressive as they might first appear. Amir Efrati reports Google counts anyone who clicked on a Google+ notification alarm bell (found in the top right corner on most Google properties) as a monthly viewer.
  • Multiple sources now tell CBS affiliate KPIX 5 Google's floating barges (previous) will "feature luxury showrooms and a party deck ... to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients." The project is said to be "personally directed" by Sergey Brin.
  • CNET has reported the barges will float from city to city.
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  • Randal James
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    "CNET has reported the barges will float from city to city."


    Oh, so it will be like those Japanese fishing boats that wash up in the Northwest after the tsunami...
    1 Nov 2013, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • User 13909622
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    "Google counts anyone who clicked on a Google+ notification alarm bell "


    You mean similar to how Facebook counts anyone who "likes" an article even outside the network as an active user? No need for a double stadard.
    5 Nov 2013, 05:34 PM Reply Like
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