The news of Google buying AdMob had some people scratching their heads today. But scratch no more: Silicon Alley Insider posted this informative little chart showing AdMob’s mobile ad sales skyrocketing in a down market.
People: Ads are moving online, and that includes mobile devices like the iPod Touch and the iPhone, not to mention the new Android phones from Google and partners.
If Google can capture both AdMob as a core mobile ad sales service *AND* a huge share of the mobile phone / mobile computer market (hello, Chrome OS!), they can dominate this space just as they dominate online search advertising.