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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Woa.. this is just ridiculous...

Apple enter in the Ad business and you expect that they give their key differentiator to their concurrent that are actually bigger (adMob)??

But... wait where are you when Google launch Android?? I didn’t read you complaining that every Android user *Have* to create a google account in order to use it!!! Too bad I already have a Yahoo account...
Sure there is technical impossibility (... well no but let say...) so what about a mail client allowing to use every type of mail account??? yes there is one but limited
And what about synchronization? MobileMe? ActiveSync (ah wait in 2.2 seem that you finally can...)?
Why can’t I use googleMap but with Microsoft service? no? It’s about choice no?

Strange that in the core business services google are not so open!!!
But you expect that other company give access to their own software...

Apple is a big player in the open-source world, and not only for Webkit but also for lot of other software... the condition is that these software are not strategic ones. That simple and that true for every company.

And aside I’m not happy that any company can get some of my data without my authorization... (and that why I don’t really use Google Mail, even if I’m forced to have one... vendor locking... again...)

When (and if) iAd is ported to Android we’ll see how google will react... I’m sure that then, privacy will become an important matter...

But what means the restriction made by Apple? It means that collecting data from apps must be done by a third-party company (not in ad business)... so that probably what adMob will do and then... business as usual... but direct competitors will not have direct access to these data (well we have to believe in that...)
I don’t even see how Google and its adMob are getting out... eventually there will have to spend more money... oh how I’m sad... poor Google... poor Microsoft...

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