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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Bad summary
by vivainio on Wed 9th Jun 2010 07:18 UTC
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Note that Apple doesn't specifically block Google. It blocks Competition.

They could simplify all the terms by just stating that "iPhone ecosystem may not be used in any form that could be beneficial to competition as well. Apple can be a lucrative host, but know your limits".

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RE: Bad summary
by tyrione on Wed 9th Jun 2010 08:41 in reply to "Bad summary"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Note that Apple doesn't specifically block Google. It blocks Competition.

They could simplify all the terms by just stating that "iPhone ecosystem may not be used in any form that could be beneficial to competition as well. Apple can be a lucrative host, but know your limits".


I'm crying inside. Really. Trust in the Google.

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RE[2]: Bad summary
by vivainio on Thu 10th Jun 2010 17:27 in reply to "RE: Bad summary"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I'm crying inside. Really. Trust in the Google.


Google has a "do no evil" reputation to defend, so I imagine they at least attempt to maintain appearances of ethical behavior. Apple has no such "hassles", so they can "do evil" with vigour; for some reason I'd rather trust google.

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