How Google's NYC Wi-Fi Hotspot could work with Google AdWords, AdSense

How Google's NYC Wi-Fi Hotspot could work with Google AdWords, AdSense

Summary:  First of all, props to fellow VoIP blogger Mark Evans for posting this shot. "Provided by Google.

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First of all, props to fellow VoIP blogger Mark Evans for posting this shot

"Provided by Google." Hmm. Makes you wonder what they are up to.

Maybe Google Ads, tied to mobile presence?

Say they know you are in NYC's Bryant Park. Bryant Park is right next to the main branch of the New York Public Library. That's a place frequented by lots of educated readers, computer users, researchers - and hmm, Google users, too.    

OK, let's think about it some more. Maybe if I am a Google salesperson in the NYC office, I visit nearby merchants and sell them Google AdWords?

Google AdWords or Google AdSense tied to mobile presence? Definitely. 

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  • Oh those sneaky son of a guns...

    But really, if I have to look at ads anyway, I'd much rather see ones from places I'm likely to buy something from. So really I don't have a problem with that. And people who DO have a problem with that use ad-blockers anyway, so it's not like they'll even notice.

    Webmasters would know I'm in NYC by the IP address anyway, and it's not like my name is attached to that IP address, so it's not like my personal privacy has been invaded or my identity stolen. Now, if I had to give out my name and e-mail address to log into the Hotspot, that would be a different story.
    Michael Kelly