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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Missing advertisements hurt us?
by bousozoku on Wed 9th Jun 2010 21:24 UTC
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While the selection of advertising is self-serving and I understand Apple's goal to enrich themselves, I have to be amused that AdMob's people would tell us that not having other advertisements would hurt us.

I seriously don't see a lack of one group over another group will hurt anyone. Apple's advertisements won't be on Android and Google's advertisements won't be on Apple. That's just...okay, especially if it hurts Apple in the end.

Apple are driven by the news. If they have bad news, they fix something. If they have good news, they gloat. If they have no news, they announce some number. It seems to me that they're digging a hole and if all the fanatics on either side fall into the hole along with their business. I really don't care any longer.

Give me a device with a stable, function-rich operating system and let other people vote with their money.

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