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Google and Facebook Dominance Hits Absurdity

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The world has moved from linear television, to desktop Internet to mobile Internet and now to mobile apps in a matter of just two decades. While every new sphere of technology sees dominating forces, never have we seen two companies so utterly in control of one piece. It takes an image to understand how dominant Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) have become.

Alphabet and Facebook are the two advertising giants. While Google comes in at nearly $30 billion in U.S. advertising and Facebook comes in at $8 billion, the entire rest of the population of companies comes in at $22 billion.

Facebook shows nearly 60% year-over-year growth while Alphabet's Google shows a remarkable 18% year-over-year growth on an enormous revenue base. While all these numbers are rather impressive, what we see in the next frontier of mobile apps is bordering on incredulous.

In a recent article penned by Kyle Graden of Salesforce we get these insights:

A major reason that Facebook and Google lead in both digital advertising revenue and revenue growth is because they top the charts for mobile app users.

According to Nielsen, Facebook and Google combine to own all of the top eight mobile apps in 2015!

Because of the ubiquity of single sign on across these apps, with Facebook and Google you can target the same person across multiple devices, and these companies are both well-positioned to continue to dominate in an era of mobile-first consumers.

Now, here's the chart heard around the world:

While Netflix has the leadership position, it has no presence on the web as a stand-alone video provider. That world is dominated by Alphabet and Facebook. Here's a chart of the most popular web properties for video:

Not only do Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) own all eight of the top smartphone apps, each property is showing year-over-year growth. In fact, Facebook Messenger shows a massive 31% one-year growth.

These two tech giants are dominating in almost every aspect of the app world. Here's a great chart from Statista that charts the most popular video sites

While Alphabet and Facebook are the undisputed winners in all things mobile and smartphone app related, as well as video related, it turns out there is another winner that benefits no matter which of these two companies ends up with the crown jewel.

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Thanks for reading, friends. The author is long shares of Apple and Twitter.

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