Sina science and technology news, Beijing time April 11 morning news, according to Bloomberg, Google is currently exploring cash map service. Google had previously become the most profitable Internet company in the world with its search advertising business. Now, they're going to turn one of their other services into
For more than a billion people around the world, Google Maps is an integral part of their lives. People use maps to commute, explore new cities while traveling, or find new restaurants. Google Maps was born 14 years ago. Since then, it has been a free service without advertising.
But interviews with executives and users showed thatGoogle is currently trying to change this situation by putting advertisements on its map products to users, and they also want to charge merchants and companies that use the company's map technology.Today, the app often highlights the sponsor's address, and when people look for nearby gas stations, cafes and other businesses, Google will also display additional paying businesses on the map.