AdMob and Google Officially Tie the Knot
May 27, 2010, 3:37 PM by Philip Berne
Google has completed its acquisition of mobile advertising company AdMob. The company says mobile search ads will be central to its advertising business moving forward.
Google Maps to Host Ads In the Form of 'Promoted Pins'
Google today said it plans to place advertisements in Google Maps on mobile devices. The change is meant to help Google's business customers promote their own businesses to people who search through Google Maps.
Google Will Let You Stop Ads from Following You Around the Web
Google today said it is rolling out new controls for managing advertisements that appear in apps and on mobile web sites. Moving forward, people will be able to use the ad preferences settings to put the kibosh on reminder ads that often show up after user's search for specific products.
Google Image Search Gains Badges to Help Classify Results
Google today added a new tool to image search that should help clarify what type of content is available within the individual search results. Moving forward, people will begin to see small badges in the bottom left corner of image results that indicate what's behind the image.
Google Chrome may Block Obnoxious Ads
Google is planning to add a limited ad-blocking feature to its Chrome browser for both mobile and desktop platforms, according to the Wall Street Journal. The feature would only block the most obnoxious ads, such as pop-ups, those that auto-play sound, and overlays with a timer before you can view content.
Google Allowing Artists to Contribute to their Own Search Results
Google is giving artists a bit more control over what appears when people search for them via Google. Moving forward, musicians can add content to their Knowledge Panel, which might include images, videos, GIFs, and text posted directly by the artist.