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You raised a good point but Apple's core business is not advertisement. Google derives most of its profits from it (btw Google didn't even come up with this idea by themselves but stole the concept of AdWords from idealab). I don't see Apple's iAd expanding to other platforms as the perception is that Apple is forced into this defensive move in order to prevent another company like Google to control the mobile advertising business in light of the fact that the majority of...
The AdMob deal is dead and there is no value for Apple anymore as they are rolling out iAd. Steve Jobs said it, mobile ads (the majority of them are from AdMob) currently suck for lack of better words. There is no way he is interested in AdMob now. I have a feeling that developers will migrate to iAd in droves because it's simply better. If this happens, Google's attempt to prevent Apple from entering the Ad business will be useless. I hope this happens Google entered...
Really?? There is a difference between having a unregulated porn STORE and having access to adult content via a web browser. Apple is doing something about it. Get real.
"We tried to buy a company called AdMob, and Google came in and snatched them because they didn't want us to have them" So it looks like Apple wanted to buy AdMob after all and they did not intentionally left the deal to Google like some have speculated. And it sounds like Steve is sending a not so subtle message to the FTC I am looking forward to seeing the battle unfold in mobile ads. AdMob is in a dominant position today they might come to regret their decision...
Ain't gonna happen because Apple probably holds a grudge against them for choosing Google! But it would be a brilliant business move to acquire them only for their IP and market share. Steve can learn a thing or two from his pal Larry Ellison about M&A.
Yes and I kick myself for selling at 215$ a few months ago. Regardless, the price of the stock right now is not an indication for the future. In the last quarter, it has been reported that Android's market share nearly tripled to 9% while Apple is flat at around 25% (Rim is still #1 at around 45%). So yes, Apple needs to slow down Android's momentum. Android is a real threat and if you leave Google and their partners in crime room to grow they will spread like bad weed...
Ah yes, the ad for the Motorola Droid...Quite disappointing for a 100$ million campaign. They could have used that money to pay Apple instead and have a better ROI
Is it me or this is getting ridiculous...Why "make him beg"? What is the bad blood between both companies? Is it because Verizon passed on the iPhone? That's it?? Talk about holding a grudge... I hope Steve Jobs and Apple are smarter and won't let that get in the way of having Verizon, the largest mobile carrier in the US as a partner and gain access to the remaining half of the market. With the momentum Android has shown recently maybe in the short term, you can...
As a developer, I can relate but I see the need for continuous learning in our line of work as opportunities. It keeps things fresh & exciting and although we have to learn new languages and tools, the underlying principles stay the same. Most Flash websites are not based on MVC unfortunately and that is perhaps why these sites are so hard to maintain.
Yes, I think they were designersAnyone relying heavily on Flash should not be so naive as to think that they have made the right business investment in the long run. The web is going mobile. HTML5 is the future.
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