Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 23:06 UTC
Legal "The row between Google and Apple over the strict iPhone analytics information sharing policies, which Google and its AdMob subsidiary claim unfairly shuts them out of iPhone and iPad advertising in favor of Apple's iAd, may face antitrust scrutiny. According to the Financial Times, US regulators are looking into the situation, though it's not yet clear if a formal investigation will happen."
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RE[5]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by ndrw on Fri 11th Jun 2010 12:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
ndrw
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Do they also try to use their distribution channels to block competitor's advertising? Or, do they forbid use of development tools made by a competitor? If not, the whole argument is fairly irrelevant.

Let me repeat my earlier point: to face antitrust investigation the company must fall under two categories: being a monopolist (tick), using this status to fight competitors, either remaining ones or these operating on other markets (tick).

Besides, Microsoft or Sony at least allow third-party retailers in their distribution network. Not a big difference (because they still control encryption keys) but comparing them to Apple is a bit unfair.

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