Will Google finally start to monetize Google News, Search Engine Roundtable seems to think they might
When will we see ads in our Google News section? No one know for sure, but my guess is potentially sometime in late 2006 or 2007. They are also testing various ad placements internally. Taking a look at the Google News homepage, I am not sure where they would place ads as anything inserted would seem out of place.
If the boys over at the plex do decide to throw in some advertsising I can't see this being to popular with publishers. Can Google afford to add to the army of traditional publishers already gathering against them from Google Print?