At last, the thinking man's analysis!
After all the tired attack pieces more or less jeering "stupid Google!" on a daily basis - there'll surely be another later on today ("No! Stupid Google, really. I'm not wrong!"), it turns out to be "clever Google!" after all. Like, gosh, Google might have thought this through a bit more than some bored punter in the iStore for five minutes getting tempted to "splurge" on an iThing because their credit card hasn't had enough action recently.
Mr Worstal, you've reversed the decline. Nice to know that someone is paying attention at Vulture Towers.