You might have a discounted offer

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TL;DR

  • Google is offering a 75% discount on the first three months of a Google One subscription to select users.
  • This discount is available across all subscription tiers but only for the first three months of a new subscription.

While investigating an APK, we found that the Google Photos app is rolling out a new Google One discount offer to select users. Users are offered 75% off on the first three months of their Google One subscription, coming down to £0.39 per month for three months as against the usual £1.59 per month for the Basic 100GB plan.

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We can see the discount across all subscription tiers: Basic 200GB, Standard 200GB, and Premium 2TB, but only for the first three months.

Google One discount in UK

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So far, we could see this offer on a Galaxy S22 Ultra in the UK but not on the Pixel 8, though we cannot pinpoint all the regions this would be available in and all the devices it could be triggered through. Once the offer is marked for the account, the same can also be accessed on the web at one.google.com.

Curiously, we chanced upon this offer while investigating strings related to “personalized pricing” on Google One in the European region through the Google Photos app.

The Google Photos app has a new “Unlock storage discount” button that opens up the same discount screen. We are unable to ascertain if this relates to personalized pricing, but there’s a chance that it does.

If you’ve been waiting to get a Google One subscription, it would be worth checking the Google One and Google Photos app to see if you have a discount waiting for you.

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Google to offer ad clients A.I.-generated marketing campaigns

Google will soon let advertisers take better advantage of artificial intelligence—this time not just to optimize ads, but to create them. 

Advertisers will be able to provide the creative fodder—text, images, and videos—and the generative A.I. will “remix” the material to produce customized ads based on target audiences and sales goals. The A.I.-generated campaigns will be similar to ones that a marketing agency might produce. 

That’s according to the Financial Times, which reported yesterday that it had seen an internal Google presentation to advertisers. 

Asked by Fortune about the report, Google spokesman Farrell Sklerov replied: “We are continuing to explore how A.I. can further transform existing advertiser assets to make their campaigns as impactful as possible.”

He noted that A.I. has been foundational to Google’s ad business. For instance, the company uses A.I. to suggest text in Google Ads for clients, predict the rate that Google users will click on them, and match advertiser offers with user queries.

But with A.I.-generated ad campaigns, the technology would be more involved in content creation. Asked by Fortune whether the capability might hurt the marketing agencies to whom advertisers might otherwise turn, Sklerov replied:

“We actually see many agencies embracing existing A.I. solutions, such as in bidding, targeting, and creative already, so we continue to be excited about what the future will hold for everyone in the ads ecosystem.” 

Earlier this month, Insider named advertising as a field most at risk of job losses from A.I.

Another potential concern is with “hallucinations,” where A.I. chatbots like Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT simply make stuff up. For instance, Bard recently described a book on inflation that doesn’t exist, as highlighted on 60 Minutes on Sunday.

With auto-generated creative ad content, Sklerov told Fortune, that’s not an issue because it’s based on an advertiser’s

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