Recent Examples of monetize from the Web
The 23-story building, with 300 apartments, is a first in the United States for the retail giant but part of a larger residential expansion that will monetize valuable land in major cities as retail struggles.
Our stories are co-opted and monetized by others, while our voices are left out of the conversation.
And Disney is among the best at monetizing its brands. Because geographic reach matters.
In-app purchases weren’t mentioned in the preview but seem like a good bet, given Swift’s talent for monetizing her every move: That may be the real secret of the Swift life, which means the Swift Life will be right on brand.
The two companies will also collaborate on creating custom programs for advertisers, as well as monetizing content on the new site.
And on Wednesday, Facebook announced new guidelines for monetized content—including new steps to verify the authenticity buyers, which could deter trolls and bots.
This is why companies like Nintendo can set strict guidelines over how videos of their games are monetized via advertising on services like YouTube.
And for cord-cutters without a cable login to live-stream the event, MTV shared plenty of clips on social media, monetized by sponsorships from brands including Verizon and Taco Bell.
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Origin and Etymology of monetize
First Known Use: circa 1879See Words from the same year
Financial Definition of MONETIZE
What It Is
How It Works
For example, over time, a company may develop any number of systems or assets that are part of the company's overhead and infrastructure, supporting the company in selling its products or services. Examples of these may include a safe storage system or an innovative and efficient distribution system or an information system to track sales, monitor projects, track personnel time, account for funds or even report on company activities. These systems are typically non-revenue generating, in that they are not sold to generate revenues independently of the company's core product or service.
But sometimes a company may be able to find an independent market for these systems. When the company begins to package and sell these traditionally non-revenue generating systems, the company "monetizes" them, creating new sources of revenue for the company.
In another example, a flow of traffic to a destination, such as tourists to a historic site, can be monetized by capturing retail sales from those tourists en route to the historic site. At the same time, Internet surfing "traffic" to popular websites has been "monetized" by selling advertising space and getting site visitors to view the advertisement.
Why It Matters
The process of figuring out creative ways of monetization is about as old as capitalism (which is only about 300-400 years old in its current form). The processes of monetization -- that is, thinking systematically about how to convert something into cash -- is a valuable part of a business's strategic planning process.
Similarly, the capital markets are constantly innovating and finding new ways to monetize market transactions, using letters of credit, standby guarantees, derivatives and swaps to allow for the creation of new tradable financial products.
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