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: Calm down and get real
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 09:19 UTC in reply to "Calm down and get real"
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Funny how nobody, including Apple zealots like you, gave a crap about AdMob & co. when Apple did not yet have its own competing solution. Now that they do, suddenly AdMob is a problem? While at the same time, Apple gets to collect all the data it wants?

Advertisers compile tracking data. TV does it. Newspapers do it. Radio does it. Magazines do it. And heck, websites do it. It is a service - I don't want sexy perfume ads in children's magazines, and I don't want Treehugger Inc. ads in my car magazines.

As long as the government keeps a close eye on what data is collected, and as long as the companies in question are open about it, I'm okay with it. This goes for both Google and Apple.

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