1. brookie229's Avatar
    I hate ads. I know, you really cannot avoid them. They permeate every facet of our lives, but I have made it my mission (as hopeless and maybe insane as it sounds) to limit my exposure. That's why I have cut my cable, opted out of as much junk mail as I can etc. It is also one reason why I still use BB10 and a Passport. Now, it seems, according to these guys: Google Maps: Ads are coming soon to local searches | BGR Google Maps is about to become flooded with ads. Actually, it won't affect me because I never use GM anyway. But I am curious to hear from CB'ers if they will try other mapping apps if this happens. What say ye?
    05-24-16 07:09 PM
  2. Ment's Avatar
    Depends on how 'smart' the ads are and how often. We already know it will be localized so if one searches for nearest Starbucks and an ad for a free cup of coffee at a competing shop right next door might be nice. But if the ads spam to you for no rhyme or reason then it will turn people off.
    05-24-16 07:15 PM

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