Google Promotes Droid Day With Rare Homepage Ad

Hey Google! I adore your celebration of Sesame Street's 40th anniversary and such things, but what are you doing sticking an ad on your homepage? An ad for Verizon's Droid of all things.

It's a simple text link that leads to Google's mobile partners page which then has a link to the actual Verizon Wireless site. But despite that extra click, it's still incredibly rare to see any sort of ad on the otherwise clean homepage. Especially when it kinda conflicts with Google's attempts to make the things even more minimalist lately. [TechCrunch]