Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
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So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?

Alternatives?

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Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Sun 29th Sep 2013 06:18 UTC
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2005-08-18

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?


Yeah, that's exactly how I feel about the osnews ads.

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 29th Sep 2013 07:25 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You pay for OSNews?

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Sun 29th Sep 2013 07:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I don't pay for gmail either.

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by aligatro on Sun 29th Sep 2013 07:33 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
aligatro Member since:
2010-01-28

Time to disable gmail app auto-updates?


Yeah, that's exactly how I feel about the Osnews ads.


Except Osnews ads is the only income of the Osnews. While Google gets cut of every app sold in the play market and they get money from Android Manufacturers who wish to sell android devices with Google services.

Edited 2013-09-29 07:36 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Radio on Sun 29th Sep 2013 08:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Well, to be have and expose the complete picture, They don't have the same income but they don't have the same "outcome" either. Google has a shitload of employees, infrastructure, bandwidth costs, projects, R&D...

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by JAlexoid on Sun 29th Sep 2013 11:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Google gets cut of every app sold in the play market

That revenue stream is barely self sustaining.

Android Manufacturers who wish to sell android devices with Google services

We don't know if they charge for Google services. CyanogenMOD certainly does not pay for their version.

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