By The Numbers

Ich bin ein Beck’s

Marketplace Staff Oct 21, 2015
$34 million

That’s how much Luxembourg must recover from a Fiat unit based there, Fiat Finance and Trade, as ordered by the European Union. The Netherlands was also ordered to recover funds from Starbucks. It’s part of the EU going after multinational companies that seek complex tax breaks in European countries. As the New York Times reports, the two countries are accused of offering lower tax rates to these corporations.

65 million

That’s how many unique visitors a month go to Giphy, the home of as many GIFs as you can imagine, according to founder and CEO Alex Chung. But in spite of its huge popularity, the site has yet to really monetize its product. But Chung said he has a plan to turn Giphy into a major profit hub.

$20 million

That’s the size of the settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, maker of Beck’s. The suit alleged that the beer was falsely advertised as “German-quality” and that it “originated in Bremen, Germany,” though it has been produced in St. Louis since 2012. As the Wall Street Journal writes, beneficiaries of the settlement include those who purchased Beck’s beer since 2011.

6 million to 10 million

That’s how many views the YouTube channel “The Warp Zone” gets a month, said channel producer Brian Fisher. Channels like Fisher’s that produce original content have become a huge mainstay of the streaming video site. Now, YouTube is experimenting with a subscription service for its original content, eliminating ads for those who pay the price.

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