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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by vivainio on Wed 9th Jun 2010 05:22 UTC in reply to "...."
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I understand why Apple is doing all this, they are a business and they know how to make money.

Exactly. Even cancer isn't evil as such - it just does what it's supposed to do, i.e. grow. The DNA that pushes Apple to do whatever it does is money and shareholders.

What it does to the rest of organism is another matter, and what the rest of the organism should do to limit it (if anything) yet another.

That asside, even MS in its dark days of, well, evil wasn't this controlling and cut throat.

They didn't dare - they were being constantly watched for anti-competitive behavior.

Apple, it seems, can get away with anything they want to do. Both in terms of law and PR - it's only a small subset of their customer base that cares about this stuff.

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