Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 12:46 UTC
Google

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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RE: Business 101
by emarkp on Fri 9th Aug 2013 14:44 UTC in reply to "Business 101"
emarkp
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2005-09-10

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"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Google's advertising is rarely very obtrusive. That's the reason for their success.

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RE[3]: Business 101
by jared_wilkes on Fri 9th Aug 2013 18:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Business 101"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

An ad that can't be distinguished from a search result is MORE OBTRUSIVE than one that is clearly demarcated as an ad.

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RE[2]: Business 101
by WorknMan on Fri 9th Aug 2013 21:08 in reply to "RE: Business 101"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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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RE[3]: Business 101
by Nelson on Fri 9th Aug 2013 21:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Business 101"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

People stopped being willing to pay. Two people on OSNews doesn't really change that.

Plus advertising revenue is the gift that keeps on giving. Paid applications are a one and done thing.

The nirvana of app revenue is a recurring subscription to remove ads.

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