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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RE: Let ads die. Period.
by SlackerJack on Wed 9th Jun 2010 19:28 UTC 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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RE[3]: Let ads die. Period.
by scofmb on Wed 9th Jun 2010 21:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Let ads die. Period."
scofmb Member since:
2010-02-20

If you root your android phone, you can modify the hosts.conf to block admob.. and there is even a couple of apps in the market to do it automatically... even one that only blocks add if you are in a 3g net but not if you are on wifi.

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RE[3]: Let ads die. Period.
by Laurence on Thu 10th Jun 2010 11:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Let ads die. Period."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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.


Except they didn't block other HTML5 browsers (I was on their demo site using Chromium on ArchLinux and most of the demo's played perfectly)

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