Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Google Blasts Apple Over iPhone Ad Changes - WSJ.com

Google Blasts Apple Over iPhone Ad Changes - WSJ.com:
The Apple/Google co-opetition dance continues...
"Google Inc. blasted Apple Inc.'s new rules for its iPhone and iPad operating system, saying the changes would prohibit application developers from using Google's advertising technology on the devices.

Apple's new terms, posted to developers on Monday, target companies with competitive mobile technologies, such as Google, as well as any company whose primary business is not serving mobile ads, said Omar Hamoui, founder of Google's recently acquired AdMob mobile advertising unit.
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Apple later said that it wasn't interested in banning rivals from its platform but simply wanted to prevent abuse."
Where "abuse" in this context apparently means anything that in any way deviates from Apple's business plan.
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