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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While Apple-phobes get all worked up about Apple protecting people's privacy and responding to a competitive assault by Google based on inside information gained while Google had a seat on Apple's board - this happens and nothing is said around here.

Of course it won't, because Google are the golden haired child of geekdom at the moment - they can't possibly do wrong. Apple on the other hand are evil incarnate according to that group, because they opt to use internationally recognised STANDARDS in their products, and their business model is self serving. What a hide they have developing a totally self serving business model!

The Australian government is also investigating Google's street view data collection, with the distinct possibility of the matter being turned over to the Federal Police, and there are whispers that there will be a push to also investigate Google's collection of search data and uninvited indexing of web sites for breaches of privacy laws.

As has been pointed out, there are numerous non-tech real world examples of the type of model Apple are employing in each of these areas, but of course it takes some real world knowledge to understand that.

On the other hand, how may people would be ok with someone coming uninvited into their house, going through all their stuff and listing it all on a local community bulletin board along with the address? How many people wouldn't call the police if every time they went to their local supermarket there was someone following them around making note of every product they even look at, or indeed following them around all day every day making note of every type of business and even other individuals that were visiting so that they could make money from that information?

But of course, if you look at this logically, from a real world perspective, you're branded with the war cry of those who have nothing real to support their arguments - APPLE FAN BOY!

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