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

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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Good question. The lack of free mapping/navigation on the nokia internet tablets was a big turn off. You had to pay a yearly subscription to a third party for mapping it was like $100 or so. I probably would have bought one, if it had been offered with no re occurring fee. So, I think there have been increased sales, but probably not anywhere near 8 billion worth.

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