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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Just one more reason I like my iPhone
by leos on Sat 10th Aug 2013 04:34 UTC
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I've said this dozens of times. Given the choice between a company who's primary business is advertising, and a company who's primary business is selling hardware, I choose the one that sells hardware.

Of course all the fandroids laughed at me saying Apple also has an advertising division so there is no difference.

I can't stand ads in apps, and now they're coming to even the first party ones from Google. Lots of different reasons to criticize Apple, but I'm willing to bet they're not going to put ads in their first party apps (and if they did I'd switch to Jolla or Blackberry).

Edited 2013-08-10 04:38 UTC

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