Friday, 1 February 2002 : "Google pop-ups"On the one hand, it seems self-evident that pop-up and pop-under ads are bad. On the other, it's clear that not everyone thinks so, as they keep showing up on even 'major' sites. (Amazon, TIME, NY Times...). So it's nice that a different major site has come out as being opposed to their use in general. They further note that whatever pop-up windows you may see near a Google window didn't come from them.
Kinda sad that it's necessary to clarify it, but it's good of them to do so.
Speaking of Google, here's a semi-interesting interview with the CEO:
Three Minutes With Google's Eric Schmidt [PCWorld]
Half of Google's revenue comes from selling text-based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search. Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo.
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