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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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 10th Jun 2010 07:54 UTC
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Gruber is being a righteous dick about this. He has failed to be critical of this move in any logical way.

Bullshit. Google started this. It was Google that turned its sights on the iPhone. If AdMob had remained independent, they could still sell in-app ads on iOS. If AdMob had sold itself to Apple instead of Google, they could still sell in-app ads on iOS. If Google hadn’t declared war against the iPhone, AdMob could still see in-app ads on iOS. They made their bed, now they have to sleep in it.

There’s no question it’s a dick move on Apple’s part. But what’s the argument against it? That Google gets a pass for being dicks to Apple, and Apple ought to just sit there and take it?

He justifies this as it being Google’s fault for AdMob not being independent! Totally brushing aside the fact that the rule in the first place is the real bullcrap. Apple are not allowing anybody else to play by the same rules as themselves.

Cry me a river. This is competition.

No, it’s anti-competition.
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