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: Comment by Paradroid
by ndrw on Fri 11th Jun 2010 15:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by Paradroid"
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The key word here is a market. There is no market for CPU's that can be used in iPhones. However, there is an application market, deliberately created by Apple.

Apple (unlike Google) have chosen to be the only distributor of software applications for their mobile phones. That's fine. But from this time on, any discriminatory regulation that negatively impacts Apple's competitors in the application market automatically fall under antitrust laws.

This article has nothing to do with web application or mobile phone markets. Apple have no monopoly there so antitrust laws simply don't apply.

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