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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Calm down and get real
by Tony Swash on Wed 9th Jun 2010 09:13 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Its time to get a little perspective on this.

As I recall it was Google a couple of weeks ago at their IO that explicitly and aggressively attacked Apple and its products at every opportunity. Apple didn't do that to Google at the WWDC. It was Google that entered the phone business to compete with Apple (while sitting on Apple's Board) and not Apple that entered the search business to compete with Google. If you decide to aggressively target a competitor be prepared for a response. This is called normal business practice.

The readers of this forum should be champions of online privacy and the biggest threat to that privacy is Google and one of the biggest defenders of privacy in the mobile arena is Apple. They should be applauded for doing what they are doing. Google has developed Android so it can gather data on Android users - does that make readers here comfortable?

It should be noted that individual ad placers are not blocked from using reasonable analytics under the new Apple rules, whilst respecting user privacy, it is only monopoly intermediaries (ie Google) that are blocked.

I think people here should at least understand and accept Apple's actions here as reasonable and applaud and support Apple's position on privacy.

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