Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 18:07 UTC
Google This was inevitable. AdMob founder and CEO Omar Hamoui has responded to Apple blocking AdMob from the iOS ecosystem. Unsurprisingly, Hamoui isn't particularly amused, claiming that not only is it bad for competition, it will also hurt developers and users alike.
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Let ads die. Period.
by NathanHill on Wed 9th Jun 2010 18:50 UTC
NathanHill
Member since:
2006-10-06

I agree with another poster on a previous discussion.

Ads suck. Period. Less ads is better, so I hope everybody loses here.

Selling an app for a few bucks is much better than ads.

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RE: Let ads die. Period.
by righard on Wed 9th Jun 2010 19:21 in reply to "Let ads die. Period."
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

You didn't read anything, did you?

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RE: Let ads die. Period.
by SlackerJack on Wed 9th Jun 2010 19:28 in reply to "Let ads die. Period."
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

It's the way of the modern, capitalist world I'm afraid. Advertising gets business revenue and the internet is no different.

I can put up with it but as long as the adverts don't go too deep into what I'm reading. For example, I've seen ads actually under a forum post like it's part of the post, which is very annoying.

I'd say it's typical of Apple to do such a thing with them blocking AdMob because it's just anti-competitive, and we know they don't like to compete or give choice.

Edited 2010-06-09 19:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Let ads die. Period.
by przemo_li on Wed 9th Jun 2010 19:47 in reply to "RE: Let ads die. Period."
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Block Flash - no free flash games
Block Ads of bad boys - no cash for competitors (and stats)
Block Other Browsers on HTML5 demo site - rising popularity by laying about others


They are monotonous. No more dreams about clean competition of OSs and innovative ideas.

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