Archive for May 18th, 2010

The future of mobile phones?

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Onion News Network: “New Google Phone Service Whispers Targeted Ads Directly Into Users’ Ears… …The new feature reduces Google phone users’ cell phone costs while providing them with unobtrusive, personalized ads delivered in a friendly whisper.”

Hahaha, another great clip by the news satire organization The Onion…and they ain’t all that far off:

Google is investing heavily in both the Google Phone and acquired the AdMob mobile ad platform in November 2009, combining the two with Google Ads, their online advertisement eco-system, and bringing it to market to lower the device’s cost is exactly what is going on! (btw. Google already said in 2006 that mobile phones should be free)

Also, Apple bought Quattro Wireless earlier this year, a competing mobile ad platform, and already announced the iAd platform in its upcoming iPhone OS 4.

Indeed, the mobile ad war has just started and a voice whispered the ads while being in a call seems a not so distant future…not sure if I like that though.