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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If they keep pulling this shit off...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 9th Aug 2013 15:08 UTC
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...then I won't just be curious to try alternatives like Ubuntu Touch and Firefox OS, I'll be determined to switch completely.

With the whole NSA thing and Google Talk, Google has not exactly been impressing me lately. I've already got potential replacements for e-mail lined up, and there are many possible alternatives for web searches. Maybe they need to ask the NSA for funding if they're going to screw around behind their users' backs and leave the damn ads out.

Edited 2013-08-09 15:08 UTC

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