Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:13 UTC
Apple Well, this is an interesting double standard. Remember Apple's reaction to Palm trying to tap into iTunes? They were pretty pissed, right? Well, it seems that in Apple's world, it's not okay to access their services unauthorised, but when Apple needs to do the same to someone else's services, it's suddenly not a problem. As it turns out, Apple violated Facebook's terms of service, knowingly, and willingly.
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I suppose...
by mrhasbean on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:33 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

...at least they tried to negotiate, unlike some that thought it was their right to utilise Apple's software as the conduit for their own devices without so much as a "may we?"

Double standards about double standards Thom?

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RE: I suppose...
by poundsmack on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:38 in reply to "I suppose..."
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2005-07-13

"some times it is easier to ask for forgiveness, than acceptance."

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RE: I suppose...
by Delgarde on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:41 in reply to "I suppose..."
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2008-08-19

...at least they tried to negotiate, unlike some that thought it was their right to utilise Apple's software as the conduit for their own devices without so much as a "may we?"


Actually, I think that they tried to negotiate makes it worse. To just go ahead without asking is one thing, but to go ahead after asking and being explicitly told not to... that's pretty bad.

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RE[2]: I suppose...
by kaiwai on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 13:44 in reply to "RE: I suppose..."
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2005-07-06

Actually, I think that they tried to negotiate makes it worse. To just go ahead without asking is one thing, but to go ahead after asking and being explicitly told not to... that's pretty bad.


But the situation isn't comparable; Facebook is designed for interoperability - iTunes was never designed by Apple as something to be used with non-Apple products. If Palm wishes to do something remotely useful they would have funded and made a customised Songbird player which supported their device and call it a day. The cold hard reality is that a dying company in the dying days were desperately looking for something or someone to latch onto as to improve their profile and financial fortunes.

As I said, the two situations aren't even close to comparable.

Edited 2010-09-03 13:46 UTC

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