Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jun 2015 07:51 UTC
Apple

Most web users tolerate ads; many web users hate advertising with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. There are many good reasons that users dislike ads (they’re bad for performance, security, and privacy) as well as less universal, more arguable grievances (e.g. annoyance factor, disagreement about the value exchange for ad-funded services, etc).

Apple, a company that makes ~80%ish of their revenue from iOS-based products, recently announced that iOS 9 will ship with a compelling ad-filtering API for the Safari browser.

A brilliant move by Apple to force news providers (the rich ones, at least) to move to creating applications or join its Flipboard clone.

Apple's Flipboard clone uses Apple's own iAds, of course, which cannot be blocked at all.

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Use of iAds is not mandatory
by Raf.be on Thu 11th Jun 2015 09:06 UTC
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Quote: "Apple's Flipboard clone uses Apple's own iAds, of course, which cannot be blocked at all."

This is incorrect. Publishers can you use any ads when they publish content through the iOS9 News-app.

Quote from the Apple rules: "Keep 100% of the revenue from the ads you sell in your articles or channel, or 70% when iAd sells ads for you. You can also earn revenue from ads sold by iAd that appear in Apple-curated topic feeds, such as Fashion or Technology."

Link: https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documentation/Gen...

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