Google Going Transparent with AdSense Revenue Share; Planning an iPad Challenge?

Jeff "Dell Hell" Jarvis sat down recently with an impressive line-up of Google executives, including CEO Eric Schmidt, President of sales Nikesh Arora, search boss Marissa Mayer, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, and counsel David Drummond.

During that meeting, a lot of interesting topics were covered, including a potential new level of transparency for AdSense’s earnings split:

Google told me today that they would consider giving more transparency about revenue splits in Adsense…Arora said that the company was considering more transparency. I confirmed with Google’s people that this was new. I suspect that they’re not going to promise the possibility and not deliver something.

And now that Jarvis–and now us–are blogging about it, let’s hope we can push them forward with this new transparency! ;-)

The discussions also included talk of China, Google’s reputation, the economy, and whether Google might build an iPad competitor:

Will they have a tablet? “You might want to tell me what the difference is between a large phone and a tablet,” Schmidt said.

We’ll take that as a "yes" then Eric! ;-)