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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Lessons Learned
by sdhays on Wed 9th Jun 2010 11:29 UTC
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Among all of the discussion about Apple's eclipsing Microsoft in market capitalization (a kind of stupid metric, as far as I'm concerned) and how brilliant Steve Jobs is (I think he's one of the few CEO's in the world who actually delivers real value to his company rather than just being pointy-haired), it was striking how Microsoft has failed in many ways during the past decade, yet makes insane amounts of profits. They're in this position at least partially because they didn't play "fair"; they're entrenched and people will bitch about their crappy products and then hand over their first born child to purchase them. One of the things Steve Jobs has learned is that making a better product doesn't protect you from being marginalized. We'll see if these efforts succeed in preventing marginalization (Android being free makes it a very, very different beast from Windoze).

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