Google, Google, Everywhere
By Aaron Bailey in News on Jan 9, 2006 7:22PM
Everyone's favorite search engine, Google, gives the Windy City some love. In the past week, they've made two announcements with Chicago-area companies:
The Sun-Times is running "text ads" from Google's key word advertising program in its un-sold ad inventory. Crain's Chicago reports that the terms of the deal weren't disclosed and that only 15 boxes of ads have run since they debuted on December 9th.
Many newspapers consider Google the enemy, but Sun-Times Publisher John Cruickshank doesn't mind sleeping with the enemy, joking, "We were eager to help them shut us down. They're buying ads. We like that."
And, because we know you need access to Google from anywhere and everywhere, Motorola will start putting a "Google" button on some of its phones. We imagine this could come in handy if you needed to know where something was located, but since so much of the internets isn't mobile-friendly, accessing Google will only get you so far. Instead, we prefer texting Google for movie times and bar locations.