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Slashdot: Google To Air Chrome Ads On TV

Google plans on advertising with spots promoting its Chrome browser this weekend. Google Japan had already released a 30-second video promoting Chrome on YouTube, but the company will distribute that video through the Google TV Ads network this weekend as an experiment to see if it can drum up interest in Chrome. Google advertised their browser on the New York Times’ website on Wednesday.

I get the feeling the kind of people who would be technologically literate enough now to install software after watching a TV advertisement are the kind of people who are mostly watching shows online anyway not on TV.

Aside from the evening news on the ABC or SBS here in Australia or BBC World and CNN International in Singapore, I can't remember the last time I watched television. Or TV. TV or Television, both.


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