Thunderbolt add on homepage at CNN.com

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Sorry if this is old news...I was just shocked. Went to CNN.com and a big thunderbolt ad popped up. Pretty cool.

(that should have said Thunberbolt "ad" not "add")
 

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Think those may be Google ads meaning you search and surf a lot for TBolt so it targets those types of ads when you show up... I have noticed TBolt ads everywhere I go since Nov.
 

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Think those may be Google ads meaning you search and surf a lot for TBolt so it targets those types of ads when you show up... I have noticed TBolt ads everywhere I go since Nov.

Nope. Sent the link to a friend who could care less about the 'Bolt and she saw it too.
 

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As obsessed as I have been, I dont google the TB. I've stuck to the gadget sites that I already follow and Im seeing the ads all over the place.
 

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I don't think the right hand talks to the left at VZW. How do you start targeted advertising and have no release details. Everyone will click the banner ads, get to the coming soon page, and forget about it. What a joke. Marketing FAIL.
 

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As obsessed as I have been, I dont google the TB. I've stuck to the gadget sites that I already follow and Im seeing the ads all over the place.

AH! So your still under the delusion that Google doesn't own the internet... All those blogs more then likely use google ad service and/or Blogger (owned by google) any time you visit those sites its logged and google can track that... There very good at what they do and they are first and foremost an ad company.
 

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Kinda sucks for HTC. They probably purchased all of these ads ahead of time for the original launch date. Now if someone is interested enough to click, they are brought to a page that doesn't allow them purchase anything.
 

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AH! So your still under the delusion that Google doesn't own the internet... All those blogs more then likely use google ad service and/or Blogger (owned by google) any time you visit those sites its logged and google can track that... There very good at what they do and they are first and foremost an ad company.

Maybe.

Kinda sucks for HTC. They probably purchased all of these ads ahead of time for the original launch date. Now if someone is interested enough to click, they are brought to a page that doesn't allow them purchase anything.

But maybe this too.


Regardless, it's advertising that most of us weren't seeing until now.
 

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Kinda sucks for HTC. They probably purchased all of these ads ahead of time for the original launch date. Now if someone is interested enough to click, they are brought to a page that doesn't allow them purchase anything.

Yeah I have noticed HTC's page for the ThunderBolt has like half the info it did a few weeks ago.
 

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Yeah I have noticed HTC's page for the ThunderBolt has like half the info it did a few weeks ago.

It was discussed in another thread that HTC removed the interactive portion of that page last week. They also removed part of the description that mentioned Skype. The interactive portion also called out the Skype feature, so the assumption is that both were removed because Skype won't be available at launch. Purely speculation, of course.
 

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It was discussed in another thread that HTC removed the interactive portion of that page last week. They also removed part of the description that mentioned Skype. The interactive portion also called out the Skype feature, so the assumption is that both were removed because Skype won't be available at launch. Purely speculation, of course.

They also torched the part that noted BB as where you could pick it up.
 

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