LARRY PAGE’S NIGHTMARE: How Google’s Dominance Comes To An End (GOOG) – Silicon Alley

Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate around 20% per year.  Google still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. It's got the dominant smartphone platform, Android, and the number-one video site by far, YouTube. As one analyst put it recently, we've reached Peak Google. But from that peak, there's only one direction: down.Google is still a one-trick pony. Google is still overly dependent on a single source of revenue: search advertising. Google doesn't detail its revenue by business segment, but about 2/3rds of its gross revenue comes from Google Sites, with the remainder coming from partner sites (Google Network) and other businesses like enterprise software.  In the third quarter of 2014, Google had $11.3 billion in ad revenue on its own sites. YouTube revenue is estimated at around $1.3 billion per year, or only about $300 m ...

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