Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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RE: Can we say..
by apoclypse on Tue 8th Jun 2010 23:28 UTC in reply to "Can we say.."
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Whats anticompetitive is having Google glean all the information about your latest and greatest platform in-order to compete with their own product. Just like Flurry let everyone know that Apple was testing the iPad way before Apple intended to announce their product. What's to stop Google from getting information about Apple's hardware and user stats and letting their hardware partners and advertisers know to prop up their own Android platform? Apple's own solution is limited to their hardware at the moment, thats an unfair advantage to Google since they have a mobile platform and an ad service as well. Their is a conflict of interest their. Apple took the initiative and removed the conflict.

Besides the more competition in the ad space, the better. Google has gotten too big, imo, and I don't trust them. At least with Apple I know what I'm getting because they are very upfront on what they are about, marketing speak notwithstanding. Google does things and only divulge what they are doing when they get caught. The devil I know and all of that.

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