Apple's Strangling iAds With Creative Control

Apple's iAd platform is here, but the advertisements themselves are still few and far between. According to the WSJ, Apple's desire to closely control the creation of the ads has slowed their arrival. » 8/16/10 9:42am 8/16/10 9:42am

AdMob Is Not Happy About Being Excluded From iOS

Yesterday, All Things D pointed out that Apple's revised iOS terms only allowed "independent" ad agencies to collect user data, effectively blocking the Google-dependent AdMob from competing on Apple's devices. AdMob doesn't like that one bit! » 6/09/10 2:57pm 6/09/10 2:57pm

Apple's New Mobile Ad Terms Keep AdMob Out of iOS

At D8, Steve Jobs said that Apple's move to block outside ad agencies from collecting user information was made to protect user privacy, not to box out the competition. He promised that Apple would allow other advertising networks to collect user statistics, effectively letting them compete with Apple's own iAd. » 6/08/10 4:01pm 6/08/10 4:01pm

Apple Wants to Do the Same Thing for Mobile Ads It Did for Digital Music

Apple's interest in mobile advertising clearly goes beyond flicking Google in the nads, since they spent $275 million on mobile ad company Quattro after losing AdMob to Google. In fact, according to BusinessWeek, Apple's mobile ad plans are downright ambitious. » 1/15/10 12:07pm 1/15/10 12:07pm