Apple is taking futher steps into blocking ads. Now with autotracking prevention and blocking video ads from autoplay. I like this a lot. I wish Google did the same for us in Android world.
You realize Google is an advertising company right?
They are an advertising company, but they are also a search company, an email company etc. Google has a lot invested in advertising but it has a lot more invested in a user experience that retains its users. I don't see an unresolvable tension between making money from ads and building a browser that blocks vulgar and obtrusive ads.
No. They are an advertising company, who provide various services (such as web search, etc) to aggregate leads for their stake-holders.
I love vulgar and obtrusive ads. I will never know what the outside world is like without those ads.
Here ya go!
Google passed along a statement. "We do not comment on rumor or speculation," a spokesperson told Ars. "We’ve been working closely with the Coalition for Better Ads and industry trades to explore a multitude of ways Google and other members of the Coalition could support the Better Ads Standards."
Google only blocks ads that they think are bad. I think it's safe to assume Google doesn't see Google AdWords as bad.