Canadian firm asks: How much would an ad-free Facebook need to charge?

02 Jan 2013

When Facebook went public last year, it was on belief that the world’s leading social network could figure out the revenue conundrum  With its billion users, Facebook would certainly be able to find a way to make money, it was assumed, with advertising being the most likely direction. As we enter 2013, Facebook does indeed earn quite a bit from ad revenues – around  $4 billion – but it’s nowhere n

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.