AT&T, iPhone Bills, and Paid Google Ads

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brayhite, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    http://gawker.com/5662218/how-your-iphone-bill-is-used-against-you

    For those who don't care to click through, the article discusses how AT&T has been paying for top links on Google's search engine for terms such as "FCC" and "net neutrality", so for those that wish to read about the best cellular service providers and learn about internet regulaton, they will see AT&T's side of each story. The article touches on how much of Google's revenue came from AT&T during controversial media presses concerning the iPad security breach and various iPhone ordering and service issues.

    Also, yes I realize that Gawker isn't the most techy website, but it introduces some interesting points about how our "iPhone Bill is Used Against" us, as the article is titled.
     
  2. WildGuess macrumors regular

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    Try it!

    You're right. Just googled "fcc". ATT is first hit (sponsored link in tiny print).
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Wow, so Gawker figured out that Google makes money by selling ads? That's quite the scoop.
     

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