How does Duolingo make money?
I am entirely new to the Duolingo site. I haven't seen any for-pay services or advertisements, so I'm a bit curious what the business model is.
First off, that is outrageously brilliant and you guys are awesome. Secondly, is it safe to assume the translations are then sold to companies, and this is how duolingo maintains server costs, salaries, etc.?
I'm not trying to be all "grr, big bad company that makes money." I'm just curious.
So, we are helping translate website like recaptcha did or make a better translator(?) that is great, this my first time to hear about it although I'm using Duo for years, but it didn't explain how Duolingo work in today's monetary-market system.
After I know this truth, I went to the "about" link on Duolingo web, it didn't talk about this project and it's hiring employee, so you Duos have some special fund from...？
In the forbes article it says:
Duolingo’s primary way to make money right now is through its web browser version, though 4 out of 5 users are playing on their phones. The company makes money by crowd-sourcing pieces of translation done by its students and selling them to companies like CNN and BuzzFeed.
No idea what that means in real terms though