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[4]: Can we say..
by umccullough on Wed 9th Jun 2010 02:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Can we say.."
umccullough
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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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