During an earnings call with investors, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said YouTube Shorts, the video platform’s short-form video offering, has surpassed 15 billion daily views, an increase from the 6.5 billion daily views that the company reported in March. Pichai also highlighted YouTube’s payments to creators — over $30 billion has been paid out to creators, artists and media organizations over the past three years — and said the video platform paid more to YouTube partners and creators than in any other quarter in the company’s history.
Alphabet reported $61.88 billion in revenue for Q2, a 62 percent increase from the previous year, and a net income of $18.52 billion.
“In Q2, there was a rising tide of online activity in many parts of the world, and we’re proud that our services helped so many consumers and businesses,” Pichai said. “Our long-term investments in AI and Google Cloud are helping us drive significant improvements in everyone’s digital experience.”
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.