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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by dharknes on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:07 UTC in reply to "...."
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That asside, even MS in its dark days of, well, evil wasn't this controlling and cut throat. Will we remember Jobs as the brilliant visionary? or the evangelical tyrant of "Think Different, but only if it's like Me."

...personally, the lines are starting to blur for me.

No MS just modified the OS to break 3rd party apps and pushed their own apps instead. "DOS isn't done till Lotus won't run"

Or they start joint development of an OS, encourage all their ISV and 3rd party developers to switch to it, only to pull out at the last minute and push a completing platform. Oh and they're the only developer providing apps. Kill a lot of ISV and putting the rest several years behind.

Or best of all enter into an agreement to develop office applications for a brand new GUI based computer, insist they need source level access to the new system and then take not just the concepts but the actual API and develop a completing GUI system. That runs all their applications.

Or, or, or...

Apple is still a long way from being MS. I can't really think of a new product MS has launched that they then released as an open standard.

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