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Vizio Makes More Money Selling Data Than TVs

By Thom Dunn/Boing Boing

Early this year, electronics company Vizio filed an IPO, and their newly-released third quarter earnings reveal an interesting business success: they made more than twice as much profit from their "Platform Plus" service, which includes advertising and data farming, than they did from actual TVs.

As The Verge explains:

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Posted on November 20, 2021
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Vizio Makes More Money Selling Data Than TVs

By Thom Dunn/Boing Boing
Behold the profits of Platform Plus.

Posted on November 20, 2021

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By Julie Hollar/FAIR
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