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: Is that legal?
by Tony Swash on Thu 10th Jun 2010 10:42 UTC in reply to "Is that legal?"
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I just can't imagine this being legal. Apple has gone off the deep end. They are worse then Microsoft ever thought of being. I remember the days when Apple criticized Microsoft for being a bully, wow that is calling the kettle black. I will not be buying any apple products. I have always wanted a iPod touch. I will never get one now. All these years of bad PR is catching up with Microsoft, Apple keep digging, you may be successful now but the first signs of trouble people will abandon you and feel no remorse as they remember how you treated others in the past. They may even stick a few knifes in your back as you go down.

To quote another more eloquent commentator:

Bullshit. Google started this. It was Google that turned its sights on the iPhone. If AdMob had remained independent, they could still sell in-app ads on iOS. If AdMob had sold itself to Apple instead of Google, they could still sell in-app ads on iOS. If Google hadn’t declared war against the iPhone, AdMob could still see in-app ads on iOS. They made their bed, now they have to sleep in it.

There’s no question it’s a dick move on Apple’s part. But what’s the argument against it? That Google gets a pass for being dicks to Apple, and Apple ought to just sit there and take it?

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