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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
It was only a matter of time before Google tapped its Maps product for an additional source of ad revenue. Good design and on-the-go functionality means users might not hate the ads.
Google‘s ever-expanding empire of technology products has grown to include everything from tablets to wearable computers to self-driving cars, but right now the company’s bottom line still hinges on advertisements.
To that end, Google has introduced an updated version of its Google Maps app to include what many consider the Holy Grail of mobile advertising: local advertisements.