Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 18:07 UTC
Google This was inevitable. AdMob founder and CEO Omar Hamoui has responded to Apple blocking AdMob from the iOS ecosystem. Unsurprisingly, Hamoui isn't particularly amused, claiming that not only is it bad for competition, it will also hurt developers and users alike.
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by poundsmack on Wed 9th Jun 2010 19:21 UTC
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Does anyone know how the advertising world works the television? I mean you have all these different providers (i am trying to draw a parallel) of TV (satellite, cable, fiber, etc...) and all the various companies. and i know you can make deals with, say, Comcast or others to run your ads on there. but are the cable companies "required" to let anyone who wants to use their platform advertise?

Ads are not a new thing, so rules and restrictions on how they work should be in place. The fact that ads have been around for so long and yet an issue like apple saying "thanks for playing" and only letting their stuff run is a gray area. is it illegal? no. is it anti competitive? arguably yes (though i could play devils advocate and win the argument from either point).

I guess what bothers me is the fact that this kind of scenario is a gray area. I am just surprised. Anyone know more on the legal aspect of this? admittedly this is not one of my areas of expertise.

Edited 2010-06-09 19:25 UTC

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