fool for doing this. If it wasn’t the CEO, the idiot who did this ought to be fired. If is was the CEO, the board should fire him. Probably he should be fired anyway–this happened on his watch.
This is just stupider than crap. Google Home is already rather intrusive, and having it play ads is a sure-fire way to make sure that current users get rid of it (there was one such post in the comments) or never get it in the first place.
In any case, a firing for gross incompetence is called for. This was just stupid. Who was the idiot who thought this was a good idea?