Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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RE[3]: Sooo...
by bentoo on Fri 25th Oct 2013 15:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sooo..."
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Your quote:

You don't pay jack for their service...

Which is fundamentally wrong so I corrected it -- Nobody ever said anything about getting free iPhones. Fact is if you pay tax, especially true in the US, some of your money goes to Google, Apple, HP, Microsoft, etc. in the form of tax breaks and subsidies. Sad but true.

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