Making Money off Mobile

As more and more of our time online is spent on our mobile devices, big companies like Facebook and YouTube are finally trying to monetize in the mobile space. I’ve been working with YouTube since it came out in 2005. You may recall that they never served ads up on the Web before videos for the first year or so. Even when Google bought YouTube, there was still a nice long period before we had to deal with ads. But if YouTube is to survive as a free platform, ads are inevitable, and so, today, I’ve finally seen my first ad on the mobile device before the video I wanted to watch started playing.

Likewise, Facebook is starting to insert sponsored content into your mobile stream, which I first started noticing yesterday when I updated to their new (very fast and wonderful) iOS app. It’s simple to skip past the ads, so they don’t bother me too much yet, but if my stream becomes cluttered with these sponsored ads, I think I’d rather them offer a paid product that is ad-free.



About Nlyten

I have always been a tech enthusiast, to the point where i have become an addict. Tech to me is crack; Always trying to get my fix every chance i get ! I have always loved sharing anything that fascinates me which again 90% of the time is about tech related content. I used to share content on Google Reader Shared pages ( but after their not so brilliant idea to shut it down i felt i needed a new platform where i could share and distribute content and thats how came about. So keep reading and get Nlyten ed !

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