Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?


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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by sb56637 on Sun 29th Sep 2013 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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[...]access Gmail via IMAP (for as long as Google doesn't decide to pull the plug on IMAP because it won't annoy us with 'precious' ads).

This is what I fear will happen. I don't know what I'll do when they inevitably disable IMAP access. I wonder how many Gmail users actually use IMAP? I almost never use and therefore I never click on their ads...

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