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 Paradroid on Thu 10th Jun 2010 11:17 UTC
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2010-01-05

While Apple's actions are not exactly noble, it's important to understand properly why they are doing it, there seems to be lots of kneejerk reactions out there.

At one time Apple had a Google member on the board, and the two companies had a friendly relationship. Google then went into direct competition with Apple on the iPhone. You can be sure they are working on an iPad competitor too. Google then jumped in on the AdMod deal and snatched it away from Apple.

So Apple's quite simple viewpoint will be - "why should we allow Google to make money off our platform when they are competing directly against us in the same market". What else are they going to do - leave the door wide open? Remember this isn't a web thing - where openness must be preserved, they are only doing it on the native application platform which they have controlled tightly all along.

Google have their own app platform, they can use their ad platform on that. If the Android market is so much bigger and exploitable than the iPhone market they will make more money than Apple.

Like to get considered an Apple fanbois post but there you go.

Edited 2010-06-10 11:30 UTC

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