But yesterday, we got news that Google will discontinue those ads and will likely fire the team of 40 people in that group.
In fact, one person noticed something was wrong before the announcement when he said that he wasn't receiving any estimates from stations anymore. A Google representative was just as surprised to hear the news, saying:
Yes - I just learned of this today, myself. I would want Kathy to note, though, that ads will continue to run through the end of May.
It is sad to see things fail, but Google should focus on what they do best.