Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 19:19 UTC
Google "Google was scheduled to post third quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, but unexpectedly they were released around 12:31 PM in New York, revealing a big miss on profit. The company also missed expectations on revenue." I have no idea if the figures are bad, and if so, how bad. I mean, missing analysts' estimates doesn't really say anything useful, does it?
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RE[2]: Who cares about analysts?
by Neolander on Fri 19th Oct 2012 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Who cares about analysts?"
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Mobile ads are simply worth a lot less than ads shown on desktops and laptops. Just like Internet ads are worth a lot less than newspaper ads. This is the problem with ad-supported business models -- you put yourself at the mercy of many factors that are simply out of your control.

But aside from ads, is there a semi-working business model out there for "free" services like websites, rather than doing something profitable as a side business and operating them at a loss ?

Edited 2012-10-19 08:45 UTC

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