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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Gloves
by Shkaba on Tue 8th Jun 2010 23:46 UTC
Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22

have started to come off. So have the masks. Apple is starting to show us the rotten side, full of worms. It will be a good battle since it is all about survival. One of these two is going to come out with some very deep scars (financial). I am sure that had it not been for the fear of backlash, Apple would completely eliminate google from search providers.

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RE: Gloves
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 00:00 in reply to "Gloves"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And that's the problem for Apple.

Apple needs Google, because users want Google (search, YouTube). Google does not need Apple. Not even in the slightest.

This battle can only be lost by one player. And it isn't Google.

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RE[2]: Gloves
by fgrasset on Wed 9th Jun 2010 00:17 in reply to "RE: Gloves"
fgrasset Member since:
2005-12-02

Google does not need Apple. Not even in the slightest.


Well... actually google have the choice between Apple and Microsoft for their desktop computer (chromeOS nor android are ready for that yet, Linux is here but can’t replace completely yet).

And here the one who don’t need other is... Microsoft

Thus Google still need Apple for one thing... oh and for WebKit (Google do work for chromium but what about webkit itself??? Apple engineer have to made WebKit 2 in order to have the tab isolation of chromium...)

The user need goggle essentially for the search part... for other services well Apple, Microsoft and lot of other company provide them too (yes for map also ;) )
Thus I think Google are happy that Apple still use Google Map, provide easy access to Google Mail, etc

Sure everyone understand that the Google policy is to become the Apple+Microsoft of tomorrow... we’ll see...

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v RE: Gloves
by tyrione on Wed 9th Jun 2010 00:34 in reply to "Gloves"
RE[2]: Gloves
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th Jun 2010 06:30 in reply to "RE: Gloves"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ahh, you see Google doesn't just spy on me, they let any third party spy on me, regardless of mobile offerings.

Completely different.

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RE[2]: Gloves
by fatjoe on Wed 9th Jun 2010 08:39 in reply to "RE: Gloves"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

That's right. Apple protects privacy rights, while Google spies on you and you love Google.


I guess you missed the part in the developer agreement where Apple and only Apple was given the right to collect such "sensitive" data.

Furthermore, the Google ads where perfectly fine [and encouraged since they attracted more developers] for Apple right until Apple introduced its own competing solution.

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RE: Gloves
by dharknes on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:40 in reply to "Gloves"
dharknes Member since:
2009-03-01

have started to come off. So have the masks. Apple is starting to show us the rotten side, full of worms. It will be a good battle since it is all about survival. One of these two is going to come out with some very deep scars (financial). I am sure that had it not been for the fear of backlash, Apple would completely eliminate google from search providers.


The other way to look at this. Google is driving Apple to be more competitive. Apple has to produce a better product focus more on what consumers want, open the AppStore more, fight a little dirtier. Business is not warm and fuzzy. It's cold, ruthless, and I for one want both Google and Apple to keep this up. It will drive both to be better.

I mean just look at MS, they didn't have any competition for most of the 2000's and their products suffered because of it. It wasn't until Apple, Linux, Google, came along that they started improving their products.

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