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Comment: Google should be included too (Score -1, Offtopic) 106 106

Political candidates use Google Adwords to bid on keywords and search queries that they think will get their votes up. Google is directly both providing astroturfing platform for politicians and making money off the scheme. Just like they did with rogue prescription advertisers and promptly ignored responsibility as long as they got the money. In fact, since Google provides system that is capable to target people significantly better than TV ads they should be looked at and dealt with first.

Internet search giant Google is bracing for a fine that could top $500 million, after a federal probe of illegal online pharmacy ads placed on the website over the past three years, CNN has confirmed.

Law enforcement sources tell CNN that federal prosecutors in Rhode Island, along with undercover agents from the Food and Drug Administration, are heading up a massive investigation aimed at showing Google knowingly took advertising money from websites selling highly addictive drugs without a legitimate prescription.

Just outstanding...

Comment: Re:Better Marketing (Score 4, Insightful) 134 134

There's also the most insightful reason:

Because Android market share on tablets is so small compared to iPad. This makes "android tablet market share" (wtf?) easy to capture to begin with. If people are too poor to get an iPad but want a tablet, they will get the cheapest they can. With Amazon's subsidization (their business model is to make money by selling ebooks, not devices), they are able to sell their device at the lowest price point.

Basically, news about nothing.

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