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[2]: Just curious
by macUser on Wed 9th Jun 2010 00:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Just curious"
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"When I do a google search and check my gmail what third party advertising platforms does Google allow? Do you think they'll let Apple get in on that space?


The proper comparison would have been: Will Google allow iAd to exist on Android-based devices?

As an example, Google doesn't get the luxury of providing Ads on Hotmail, or in any of the applications written by Apple for the iPhone...

My understanding is that AdMob is an optional service offered to mobile app *developers* for inclusion in their own software when that software is run by the user. Now those developers must use iAd instead.
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That is a better comparison. What does Google allow in that vein? The way the language reads to me is thus: Apple isn't going to let competitors collect free data on iPhone user demographics.

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