Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 12:46 UTC
Google

Over one billion people use Google Maps services every month. On the Google Maps app, these users are often searching for local businesses - from restaurants, to car dealerships, to dentists, and more. Recently, we launched a new version of the Google Maps app for Android, iPhone, and iPad where we introduced several new features. Today we're introducing an updated ad experience we think is more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.

Yes, ads in Google's mobile Maps applications. Fantastic.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 9th Aug 2013 13:42 UTC
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I kind of always suspected they would wait for it to be an awesome app before adding ads. Most of google's ads are ok, relevant and non obtrusive, but in a mobile app, that's almost impossible..

Anyone think Nokia might create an app version of its here maps? I'd pay.

Edit:

Just searched a couple items that I thought would pull up ads. I can't tell if those are ads or legit search results... If those are ads, I'd like to know they are ads. I think I'll have to reserve judgment until I've used maps more.

Edited 2013-08-09 13:58 UTC

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