Pavel Durov, the founder of private message app Telegram, on Wednesday outlined how the app will start generating revenue of “at least a few hundred million dollars per year.” In a post on the app and its website, Durov said he plans to introduce an advertising platform for channels that have many users and operate similar to Twitter feeds. One-to-one messaging will remain ad-free. Durov...
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