The Smartest Products of the Decade

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Google AdWords/AdSense

Sure, those Google ads can be a mild annoyance, but these two programs make up the bulk of the company's billions in revenue. So ignore the "Cheap Viagra" or "Free Cheddar Cheese" links and enjoy what they enable Google to bring us for free: Gmail, Maps, Finance, Translate and the chance to keep an eye on your childhood home with Earth.