Like it or not, your Google Maps are going to have advertising pins stuck all over them.

A promoted pin for McDonald s might make them want to stop for a bite to eat, Google vice president of product management for AdWords Jerry Dischler said.

Pins may have associated text offering discounts and special promotions, he said.

using personal features in a privacy-sensitive way.

I wouldn t show you Starbucks ads if you don t go to Starbucks often, Dischler said.Google has no plans to let users opt out of seeing promoted pins, Dischler said.

The company is working to optimize the pin ads so they don t distract drivers, he said.A Google spokesman said the pins would start to appear by year s end.Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps blogTags: ads, advertising pins, Google, Google Maps

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