This change in the privacy of privies has some corporate history: former chief of NBC entertainment, Jeff Gaspin, had built himself a $200,000 private bathroom by his office (pictured). Those free-spending days are over. Comcast has indicated that his extravagance was a key factor in his release from the company.
Advertisers like Facebook—by about $2.19 billion. In terms of advertising revenue, Facebook has bounded ahead of Google and Yahoo as the clear ad leader on the Internet. Google will accrue $1.15 billion in display advertisements, while Yahoo will make $1.62 billion from banner ads. However, they all still fall behind compared to television, according to eMarketer research. Overall, TV makes 16% of ad revenue compared to the Internet’s 7%, according to ZenithOptimedia.
[Photo of Jeff Gaspin's $200,000 bathroom courtesy of Business Insider and Hirsch Bedner Associates.]