Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 10:42 UTC
Apple While we were al busy getting knickers in twists over section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer agreement, Apple hoped to sneak another, possibly more far-reaching change past us. All Things Digital, however, got hold of section 3.3.9, which could effectively kill all third party ad networks - granting an insurmountable advantage to Apple's own iAd network.
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Comment by JrezIN
by JrezIN on Thu 15th Apr 2010 14:45 UTC
JrezIN
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2005-06-29

By the time Apple acquired the mobile ad firm and rumors started to appear about it's new mobile ad network, the first thing that came to my mind was some kind of "the only ad network to be permitted" in the platform, and looks like it was the case...
...also, it doesn't make anyone more privacy safe, because Apple itself can do any kind of dubious things with your data... well, not only them, but anyone who apple approves.

...But in a long run, there may be larger implications. No game services besides Apple's, nor any kind of complex and social services...

In barely 25 years, the original Macintosh ad because the biggest irony of all... (even more than: http://i.imgur.com/0pSlB.jpg ).

Not sure if even a new CEO could make Apple a better (in the "don't be evil"-way) company, it looks like it's beyond any hope.

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RE: Comment by JrezIN
by twitterfire on Thu 15th Apr 2010 17:35 in reply to "Comment by JrezIN"
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2008-09-11


Not sure if even a new CEO could make Apple a better (in the "don't be evil"-way) company, it looks like it's beyond any hope.


Isn't it an irony that some nice OSes like BeOS and OS/2 died, but Apple will manage to spread its poison on a large group of users and on many platforms?

Edited 2010-04-15 17:35 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by JrezIN
by dragossh on Fri 16th Apr 2010 08:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by JrezIN"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

That's what happens when you try to compete fairly, not be a bully and sue everyone out of existence and also try to focus on an "internet appliance."

Speaking about IA, I wonder if BeIA would have been a success today with 3G and WiFi everywhere.

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