Google deny app ad revenue sharing

Rumors last week that Google were paying carriers a portion of their revenue on in-application advertising have been strongly denied by the company, who insist that only Google search ad revenue is shared with network operators.  The rumors had been used by some as evidence for the recent proliferation of Android devices offered by carriers, but according to an official comment given to eWeek, it has no basis in fact.
"We share revenue on search, not on mobile applications. The same is true for non-Android devices that use Google as the default search engine" Google spokesperson
Carrier AT&T in the US is notable for having exchanged Google search functionality for Yahoo! on handsets like the Motorola BACKFLIP.  Google has previously said that OEMs are free to load builds of Android with their own choice of search provider, though it can then limit what Google-brand apps (such as GMail) are also preinstalled onto the handset. Specific details of Google's search ad-revenue share deals with carriers are unknown at present.

New DROID Commercial: It’s not a Princess… it’s a Robot [Video]

I don't know about you guys, but I really like the DROID TV Commercials from Verizon. Back at the beginning of November we had video of the latest TV ad at that time; in a world that doesn’t, droid does. Now there's a new one, and by the way, the phone on the image is not an iDon't, but clearly, Verizon wants you to compare it to the more capable DROID. One thing that most of us have already figured out about the DROID commercials is that they are not directed to girls. So is safe to assume that Verizon is targeting males with the DROID by Motorola TV ads. We can say those ads are "guy friendly", and please, don't get me wrong pretty ladies who love Android devices like the Moto DROID, but you are few. Now, with this latest commercial, there is no doubt, if there was any, that Verizon is doing just that. We can hear clearly the robotic voice saying; "It’s not a Princess… it’s a Robot", and after that, at the end of the ad, the same voice lets you know that the DROID is "a phone that trades hairdo for can do". So enjoy the video and let us know what you think. [youtube][/youtube]

myTouch 3G Advert from T-Mobile [Video]

As of lately, it appears we have been busy with videos for the Hero from Sprint, or for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10. And how to forget the TV advert for the Verizon DROID by Motorola, throwing everything they can against the iDont phone. Well, apparently, T-Mobile doesn't want you to forget about them. So they released another TV commercial for the Android phone myTouch 3G. This latest TV ad for the myTouch features Wyclef Jean, Avril Lavigne and Brad Paisley from the music world. The advert is called "Music", and the soundtrack is the same that we have heard on the previous T-Mobile myTouch 3G commercial. Which by the way, is a Wyclef Jean remix to a Cat Stevens soundtrack. I don't know why T-Mo doesn't release one for the Motorola Cliq or the Samsung Behold 2, but that's just me thinking out loud. So what do you think folks? Do you like it? Let us know in the comments what's your take on this one. [youtube][/youtube]

Sprint airs a new Now Network Commercial with the HTC Hero in it [Video]

If you have seen one of the new Now Network TV Commercials from Sprint/Nextel, then you have notice how different - and better - those are in comparison to the old black and white with Dan Hesse in them. Well, Sprint is now airing one of those nicer Now Network ads with the HTC Hero in it. This new TV commercial is for the holiday shoppers to see some of the best handsets that Sprint carries. In it you can see the little black pebble; the Palm Pre, the chinless (and better looking, at least in my opinion) HTC Hero and the BlackBerry Tour. Unfortunately, the Samsung Moment is missing on this commercial, why Sprint did not include the Samsung smartphone is a mystery. But at least is finally releasing commercials for Android devices, and calls the Sprint HTC Hero as a customizable phone with access to thousands of applications. [youtube][/youtube]

You Are Different From You: HTC TV Commercial Campaign [Video]

Chances are by now, you have seen the new video ads from Verizon pitting the new Droid from Motorola against the iPhone. Or should I say, the iDon't phone from the fruit company. Anyway, the folks at HTC are also airing a nice campaign. Check below, and judge for yourself. We are glad to see HTC doing some pretty good advert for their phones, specially when they are the biggest - and I might add, the longest - supporter of the Android platform from Google. I remember that only a few years ago, nobody knew who HTC was. Now, all that has changed, And many, if not all of us know that, HTC makes quality smartphones. This TV commercial from HTC is, I believe - if I'm wrong, please let me know in the comments area - the first time they go all out into the consumer marketing mainstream. Personally, I really like the sentence "You don't need to get a phone. You need a phone that gets you". But enough of this, go on and watch the video below. [youtube][/youtube]
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