Google has the pure audacity to actually use their own property (the Google home page) to show an ad for a Google product (the Nexus 7 tablet)! Boy that takes some stones doesn’t it! Here it is. Oh the humanity!
Of course I am joking about it being such a bold move. It’s Google’s business so they can do whatever they darn well please. But if you want to see just how ridiculous people can be about anything Google does take a look at some of these comments from folks over at cnet.
*I was annoyed by this and I own a Nexus 7.
*Maybe the sales are not going well and Google needed to boost itself. I wonder how they account for this kind of “free” advertising. If only Google can have access to it, can the other companies lodge an anti-competitive complaints against Google? All their customers should have equal treatment?
*NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! GGOOOOOOOOOGGGGLLLLLEEEE!!!!!! The clean search page is your birthright, Google. Don’t sell it for a bowl of soup.
Or how about this exchange
*It’s their page. They should be able to do with it what they wish. You don’t like it, go use Yahoo or Bing.
Your point? This is a tech news site, and it’s reporting the news. Google is a site that’s used by millions of people every day, and they have famously and publicly refused to put advertising on it in the past. So what, you’re saying C-Net shouldn’t be posting about it?
Hey, how about if you don’t like the news here, go to some other tech news site?
All I have to say is that if you built it and own it you can do whatever you want with it.
Here are some suggestions if this brazen act by Google offends you.
- Take all that angst and built up anger and go get angry about kids going hungry in the world. Then do something about it.
- Take an afternoon and do a priority check. If this kind of thing gets you steamed you need more help than we can offer here.
- Get back to work