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[3]: Can we say..
by dharknes on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Can we say.."
dharknes
Member since:
2009-03-01

"Whats anticompetitive is having Google glean all the information about your latest and greatest platform in-order to compete with their own product.


Wow, your definition of "anti-competitive" is prett much completely backwards there...
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So letting your competition have access to all your customers is a good thing and should be encouraged? Business is general is anticompetitive, Apple isn't in business to promote competition.

The other thing to remember here is the new rule doesn't apply to independent ad networks. It only applies to ad networks owned by mobile hardware or OS manufactures.

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RE[4]: Can we say..
by umccullough on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Can we say.."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

So letting your competition have access to all your customers is a good thing and should be encouraged? Business is general is anticompetitive, Apple isn't in business to promote competition.


Why is everyone so tied up in "good" or "bad" when discussing whether something is anti-competitive or not. What I'm claiming is that Google scoping out the competition is not anti-competitive by definition (gathering statistics does not preventing Apple from doing something)... whereas Apple blocking Google's ad software on their phone is anti-competitive (They're actively preventing Google from doing something).

If Google prevented iPhone from accessing YouTube while allowing other mobile devices, that would be another example of anti-competitive behavior.

It's that simple folks...

It's similar to the difference between a feature and an anti-feature (look it up).

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RE[4]: Can we say..
by Manish on Wed 9th Jun 2010 09:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Can we say.."
Manish Member since:
2009-12-18

Whats anticompetitive is having Google glean all the information about your latest and greatest platform in-order to compete with their own product.

If Apple wants to put iAd on ANdroid, I don't think Google will stop them. They can't They don't control the platform like with an Iron Fist like Apple. iAd will succeed in Android, if it's good.

So letting your competition have access to all your customers is a good thing and should be encouraged? Business is general is anticompetitive, Apple isn't in business to promote competition.

You seem to promote anti-competitive behavior saying that "It was always the same". Apple says "It is different". Why can't they be different this time when there is a chance?

The other thing to remember here is the new rule doesn't apply to independent ad networks. It only applies to ad networks owned by mobile hardware or OS manufactures.


Are you in your own world? We are talking about Apple specially blocking out Google. Everyone who doesn't live under a rock knows that "independent ad networks" are allowed. Don't say the same shit million times.

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