Here’s the next controversy around Apple’s developer agreement specifying what people can and can’t do in their apps. It’s been tweaked (again) to allow developers to use mobile ads supplied by companies other than Apple, but there’s a sting in the tail: these companies have to be independent. “An advertising service provider owned by or affiliated with a developer or distributor of mobile devices, mobile operating systems or development environments other than Apple would not qualify as independent,” says the relevant clause. Which clearly means AdMob, which was recently bought by Google, is out in the cold. AdMob boss Omar Hamoui has already slammed the change as anti-competitive. Source: Mobile Entertainment Source: AdMob Blog

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