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 kittynipples
by kittynipples on Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:27 UTC
kittynipples
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2006-08-02

Most of you people don't even have a clue what the motive behind this is, or are just being disingenuous.

It has nothing to do with Google being able to make money selling advertising in iPhone apps. Apple doesn't care. It has everything to do with Apple not wanting mobile device competitors (which Google is) with their own analytics arms (which Google has) to be able to use those resources to gain information about unreleased products that Apple is still testing; which is what started this whole brouhaha in the first place when Flurry blabbed about how it detected iPads on the Apple campus before the device was ever officially announced.

This is just Apple being paranoid about competitors spying on their future product plans, and not some devious "this is our sandbox, and you can't play in it" move.

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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by Neolander on Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:31 in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I don't think so. Can't they just tweak user agents of their new devices and such to make them look like usual iPhones/iPads ?

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RE[2]: Comment by kittynipples
by Paradroid on Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by kittynipples"
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2010-01-05

That's right. They might sell it as that to users, but its really a defensive move against Google gaining a foothold on their platform.

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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by umccullough on Thu 10th Jun 2010 17:53 in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

This is just Apple being paranoid about competitors spying on their future product plans, and not some devious "this is our sandbox, and you can't play in it" move.


So you're saying Apple doesn't have the power to control what apps their own employees install during testing of unreleased products?

And Apple has no way to control the information that their prototype phones give out to apps that are installed on them?

I would expect Apple would put some safeguards into their prototype/unreleased products to prevent such a thing from occurring. You make it sound like they're complete idiots and unable to use their own developed products, thus they must write legal terms into their developer agreements to protect themselves from doing stupid things with software written by 3rd parties.

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