So....how DOES Duolingo make money?
I know it is free and that the benefit is that the users translate the internet.....but seriously, how does Duolingo pay wages?
I think for now it's paid by venture capitalists or some grants, and in the future, they will sell translation services. That's what i think I recall from this TED talk where Luis introduced the idea: http://www.ted.com/talks/luis_von_ahn_massive_scale_online_collaboration.html At any rate, it makes for interesting viewing. (This I know for sure was featured in this presentation: he showed a professional translation, and the same one from Duolingo, and it was virtually the same)