Google makes more ad revenue than all American print media combined
For those of you who have a tendency to forget, Google is not really a web services company, or a mobile platform company, or even a search company. No, Google is an advertising company which uses the revenue from ad placement to fund almost all of its other endeavors. Now, Google can say that it generates more in ad revenue than all American print media combined.
Of course, the numbers aren't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, because Google's ad revenue is for all of the ads the company runs around the world. So, a more accurate statement is that Google generates more ad revenue globally than the US print media generates domestically. Still, given print media's trajectory, it's not hard to imagine Google one day making more than print media in direct comparison. But, by then it'll probably be better to start comparing news website ads vs Google ads.