Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: The Ad-Whispering Google Phone

You just know those big brains at Google’s HQ in Mountain View, Calif., have already been at work on this spoof idea from The Onion: A new mobile phone service that “whispers targeted ads directly into users’ ears.”

Here’s the hysterical video on how such an advertising-blabby Google (GOOG) device might work, including a very funny emergency call. And don’t miss the perfect dig at Yahoo (YHOO) at the end.


New Google Phone Service Whispers Targeted Ads Directly Into Users’ Ears

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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google