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8:30 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I personally don't think you can get any lower than this, if true:

[cnbc.com...]

Comes to show that everything at Google is for sale. Anyone still doubts that they sell ranking?!?
8:37 pm on Sept 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What does clever marketing have to do with 'selling rankings'?
9:01 pm on Sept 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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a PR10 link?

actually I see this as the kitkat brand now has to compete against an irrelevant usage of the term on google's turf.
9:13 pm on Sept 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What does clever marketing have to do with 'selling rankings'?


You call this "clever marketing"?!? More like "sell your own mother for a dollar" marketing. If Google is willing to sell their update name - would there be a line they wouldn't cross for money?

I used to be skeptical when insiders at big advertisers said that Google took them to the plex and showed them the ropes to ranking, now - not so much :)

As much as I dislike them: Apple, I don't see them coming out with the "Detroit Lions" update or Microsoft with "1-800-Hansons" update...pathetic
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Apparently, nobody sold their own mother for a dollar:

However, Google told the BBC that it had come up with the idea and that neither side was paying the other.

"This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal," John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC.

Instead, he said, the idea was to do something "fun and unexpected".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938 [bbc.co.uk]
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What are we going to end up giving the kids on Halloween? KitKats are a real favorite.

I'm curious how Google's going to handle the branding effect in the organic algorithm. It will be interesting to watch.
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Apparently, nobody sold their own mother for a dollar:


You don't have to use actual dollars to sell:

To promote the alliance, Nestle now plans to deliver more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot to shops in 19 markets, including the UK, US, Brazil, India, Japan and Russia.

Even so, the financial terms were not disclosed, according to cnbc, whom I trust more on financial reporting than bbc :) The actual terms will eventually pop out, but it will be old news by that time.
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To promote the alliance, Nestle now plans to deliver more than 50 million chocolate bars featuring the Android mascot to shops in 19 markets, including the UK, US, Brazil, India, Japan and Russia.

And that's bad because...?

It's brilliant marketing that benefits both parties. Who exactly does this hurt? Why?
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If the Android version crashes you can say "I've been KitKated" so potential for brand 'harm' is a risk. Other than that I am sure both sides are happy.