Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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Darling of Wall Street world...
by SuperDaveOsbourne on Tue 8th Jun 2010 23:31 UTC
SuperDaveOsbourne
Member since:
2007-06-24

I gave up on apple a number of years ago, the locked iPhone was the start and end of my interest in their mobile device space. Its a hack system limiting too much to the end user and developer particularly. Apple is the darling to WS and we all know what those bastards got into with sub prime loans. Apple is speculative, with earnings to share value 10 times riskier than 'stable' companies on the edge of valuation risk. Apple should not be rewarded for limiting technology, and yet the masses are lining up, sadly.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Apple should not be rewarded for limiting technology, and yet the masses are lining up, sadly.


But, "Limitations" are what the masses understand and are comfortable with.

When someone then comes along and tells them: "Now you can do X *and* Z!", they feel they're somehow being rewarded, even if they should have been allowed to do "Z" all along... Often times they don't realize that "Y" has been taken away when they received the gift of "Z".

Pretty slimy marketing tactics, in my book.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Apple should not be rewarded for limiting technology, and yet the masses are lining up, sadly.


And that is why wall street loves them. What other company has a fan base that stands in line all day for a product refresh? Or how about the people that were camping for the iphone?

Other tech companies have to get out and sell their products while Apple just has to announce them.

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scofmb Member since:
2010-02-20

Well, apple had always has this cool thing going around them.. they used to be the underdogs, the fight da power... now, they make RIAA, Microsoft and anybody else BLUSH with the things they are doing lately..

Yeah, they have cool products, i give you that but it will cost you your soul. ;) . Nah, it will cost you your freedom to choose, i dont want to give apple more power, they already manage the music industry and it will be a really sad day if they manage the smarthphone industry too... because we will have to do as they say, not as we want to.

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