CHARTS OF THE WEEK: Where LinkedIn's Revenue Comes From

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  • Here’s What Google And AOL Are Good At And The Rest Of The Industry Stinks At
  • Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America’s Bandwidth Than Any Other Company
  • Where LinkedIn’s Revenue Comes From
  • LinkedIn’s Stock Price Over The Last Year – And Then, Today
  • Netflix Now Has More Subscribers Than Comcast (And Every Other Cable Company)

Here's What Google And AOL Are Good At And The Rest Of The Industry Stinks At

While there's not a lot to brag about for AOL, here's one thing it has done incredibly well. It has the second most video views across the web, according to data from comScore.

Considering how small its overall audience is compared to the rest of the web, it's an impressive feat.

In this chart we take a look at how many unique video views are garnered in relation to the amount of unique visitors to a site. As you can see AOL is getting more of its visitors to look at video than anyone other than Google, which has YouTube.

Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company

Netflix's streaming service is so popular that it's now consuming 30% of peak downstream internet bandwidth in North America, according to data from Sandvine, a broadband equipment company, via TechCrunch.

Where LinkedIn's Revenue Comes From

LinkedIn is ready to hit the public markets tomorrow, raising $274 million.

So, what exactly is LinkedIn's business?

Last year it generated $243 million in revenue through the first nine months of the year from three categories: recruiting, advertising, and subscriptions. The bulk of the revenue comes from recruiting, or in LinkedIn's phrasing, 'hiring solutions.'

LinkedIn's Stock Price Over The Last Year – And Then, Today

The following chart shows the price of LinkedIn's common stock over the last year on the private markets, and then, today, on the public market. Click here to see who got rich on the spike >>

Netflix Now Has More Subscribers Than Comcast (And Every Other Cable Company)

Netflix now has more subscribers than any U.S. cable or satellite provider, and it's the only one really growing.

Netflix finished Q1 with 22.80 million subscribers, just squeaking past Comcast, the biggest cable provider, which had 22.76 million subscribers. The big difference is their growth: Netflix added almost 9 million subscribers over the last year, while Comcast lost about 700,000 video subs.

This isn't to say that the cable companies should immediately be freaking out about Netflix -- it's still more of a complementary service to cable than a replacement.

But that could change, especially as Netflix continues to grow, and can start writing bigger checks to content companies -- the sorts of checks that they could only get from the Comcasts of the world just a few years ago.

Don't miss: Our exclusive interview with Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO

CHARTS OF THE WEEK: How People Actually Use iPads

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  • Netflix's Growing Popularity In Context
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