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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Business 101
by FreeGamer on Fri 9th Aug 2013 14:42 UTC
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1. Get popular
2. Monetize

Anybody surprised or upset by this is naive.

A pig that thinks everything is free doesn't realise it is being fattened up for the slaughter house.

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RE: Business 101
by emarkp on Fri 9th Aug 2013 14:44 in reply to "Business 101"
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But I'd rather pay for the app than be smothered with ads.

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RE[2]: Business 101
by No it isnt on Fri 9th Aug 2013 17:16 in reply to "RE: Business 101"
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Google's advertising is rarely very obtrusive. That's the reason for their success.

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RE[2]: Business 101
by WorknMan on Fri 9th Aug 2013 21:08 in reply to "RE: Business 101"
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But I'd rather pay for the app than be smothered with ads.

Precisely. People act like having ads shoved down our throats should be the only option available. Whatever happened to paying for good software?

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