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[2]: iCROSOFT
by dalingrin on Wed 9th Jun 2010 23:53 UTC in reply to "RE: iCROSOFT"
dalingrin
Member since:
2009-03-12

Unfortunately that example doesn't really make sense to me. Your analogy would be relevant if Apple said that Apple first party applications are not going to use AdMob. Which is of course just fine.

Using your analogy it is more like Apple saying OSNews can't use AdMob ads when displayed on an Apple product.

If I make a website I would to display the same ads regardless of the viewers platform.

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RE[3]: iCROSOFT
by mrhasbean on Thu 10th Jun 2010 01:54 in reply to "RE[2]: iCROSOFT"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

If I make a website I would to display the same ads regardless of the viewers platform.


An you can. Non-Flash based Google's ads will still display on web sites, but then there's even technology being developed to allow Flash ads to happen as we saw the other day. This is where the g00ks are muddying the waters to confuse people. What we're talking about is IN APP ads, not web site ads. If you want to put Google ads on your web site they will still be displayed on the iPhone. This is NOT about web advertising as some would want you to believe, this is about IN APP advertising.

So again, if Apple want to put those restrictions on development tools that they create it's their prerogative. People don't have to develop for the iPhone, people don't have to buy an iPhone. If you CHOOSE to do either you know UP FRONT what you are getting into because you are presented with T&C's and / or a License Agreement. Unlike Google where you don't get asked shit, they just take what they want and do whatever they like with it.

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RE[4]: iCROSOFT
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 02:03 in reply to "RE[3]: iCROSOFT"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Ah, so now we resort to lying.

Google's services are covered by terms and conditions just as Apple's are. Saying this is not the case is lying. Google also has clear privacy policies anyone can look up, and they make it ridiculously easy to migrate away from things like Gmail. On top of that - almost all of Google's products are open source, and you can strip out all the Google-specific stuff (see Chromium-Chrome).

This is not possible with Apple's stuff. With Apple, you can't check the source code to see if Apple is telling the truth - you mostly can with Google.

Of course, Google being a company, they must be closely monitored, and luckily, they are. The Street View thing was bad (as I wrote here on OSN), and if criminal intent was there, they better be punished for it.

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RE[3]: iCROSOFT
by Fettarme H-Milch on Thu 10th Jun 2010 07:10 in reply to "RE[2]: iCROSOFT"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Unfortunately that example doesn't really make sense to me. Your analogy would be relevant if Apple said that Apple first party applications are not going to use AdMob. Which is of course just fine.

The iOS SDK is a first-party Apple product.

It's not as if Safari won't display any ads by Google AdSense/DoubleClick.
Safari is increasingly compatible to HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and such. Writing applications using those technologies should be of no problem. Not only would those be compatible with Android as well (Android's default browser is also WebKit-based and should be equally compatible if based on a similar timed WebKit snapshot), you could use all sort of ad providers.

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