Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jan 2015 22:01 UTC

Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.

The new service is expected run on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, two people familiar with the product say. Google is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to those carriers' mobile voice and data networks, making it a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, they say.

This could be huge (The Verge verifies it). Of course, this is US-only.

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RE[6]: Yikes.
by Windows Sucks on Thu 22nd Jan 2015 10:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Yikes. "
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Last I heard, it's the devs themselves that decide to make their apps ad-supported. It's not like Google is forcing them to be.

Actually that tends to be more related to that fact that people expect things for free and won't pay for apps which is why most apps are supported by Ads.

YouTube does have ads, but GMail can perfectly well be used without seeing a single ad, it's only your own decision to insist on using the web-interface. Oh, but don't let rationality diminish your hatred and ranting, having ads on YouTube and search and on GMail's web-interface absolutely means everything connected to Google is riddled with ads.

So Google makes almost 90% of their revenue and profits off ads and selling your personal info to marketers, how do you figure that thats not gonna continue to happen in the future and not reach other parts of Googles properties. I mean Google plus yeah no ads, but no one uses that and its a flop so Google just lets it languish out there till they get bored with it and then will probably kill it.

But yeah I am trying to figure out what else Google makes money off?

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