Google will soon start accepting ads with images on its own properties, according to The New York Times
. The Times
, citing two executives close to the Google-AOL talks, said that AOL
convinced Google to try graphic ads as part of an expected deal that involves Google buying a 5 percent stake in AOL for $1 billion. While the move reportedly came about at AOL's urging, other
marketers will be able to place image ads on Google Web sites.