Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
Google

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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RE[5]: Comment by Soulbender
by lucas_maximus on Mon 30th Sep 2013 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Gmail App and Gmail itself are like the rest of Google and is paid by the ads that they put into the interface and the information they harvest.

It isn't free and tbh I think it is surprising that it didn't already have ads in the Gmail App.

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RE[6]: Comment by Soulbender
by JAlexoid on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Soulbender"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Back to the point at hand - you don't pay for any services when you buy your phone(unless they are declared as "free" additional services)... no more than you would expect mobile network to give you free access to their service just because you paid for a phone.

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