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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RE[2]: Comment by Praxis
by dharknes on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Praxis"
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ya but here is the messed up part. Remember the EU (using most recent examples) making forcing MS to provide choices? to make sure vendor lock in was dialed back a bit? Where the hell are they for this kind of stuff?

As a user how do I get to pick the ad network feeding me banner ads?

BUT i would love to see it all back fire and the computing industry say "If apple doesnt want to work with us, then we don't want to work with apple." BUT INSTEAD! we get this "Apple doesn't want to work with us, so we are going to conforom to apple in order to be usable by their products" and i get why they are doing it, apples portable products are sure market successes, but.... ugggg, i am not gonna get into it because it legitimately bothers me.

Gotta love the power of 75 million users. The industry will back the biggest horse in the race until either the horse dies or a bigger horse comes along.

I will say this. If they reject the .NET stuff that is powering Unity for the iPhone I swear to god I will put in so much effrot into the WinCE 7, WebOS and (yes i am saying it)Andoid market that the massive project I have been working on forever will NOT and NEVER WILL be tuned to fit what Apple wants.

You want to win people over, build a prduct for the people. You want to control the industry, talk to Jobs...

Jobs builds products for the people. He doesn't build products for nerds, geeks, developers, or techies. Industry control comes from the consumers who buy the products.

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