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Thread: Is Google Spamming the iPhone?
10-03-2009, 12:07 PM #1
Is Google Spamming the iPhone?
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Apple's recent purchase of PlaceBase, a company that produces a maps API called Pushpin, has illustrated to many Apple's intention of competing with Google, which, for now, largely dominates the digital mapping landscape.
As the days pass amidst our heightened awareness of Apple's potential aims, more evidence surfaces as to why Apple may have more reason than ever to "map" out a new, more competitive course for itself.
Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land is out this weekend with some interesting food for thought.
We got a tip from Anthony Avolio yesterday, who pointed out that Google was showing ads on Maps on the iPhone. Until then I hadnít noticed it.
There are a number of people who believe that itís now just a matter of time before Apple introduces its own substitute maps for the iPhone, but that very much remains to be seen.
For now, the only thing we know for sure is that Google and Apple are growing further apart. Like a Hollywood marriage that's tabloid bound, these two seem poised for a split eventually. As it stands, however, both companies still need each other for a variety of reasons. But I think we're beginning to see Apple and Google aggressively laying the groundwork for becoming fully independent of one another.
I'm no Dr. Phil, but with more and more evidence surfacing that the coupling of Apple and Google is becoming a toxic relationship, it's difficult to see a future that keeps these two working together for any reason at all.
10-03-2009, 12:28 PM #2
Wait, y can't sponsored ads on google be displayed on the iPhone. People are paying for those ads
10-03-2009, 12:35 PM #3
Hmm... it's exactly like you're blaming google (or any other ad service) for showing ads in safari on your macbook, which doesn't make any sense in today's digital world!
10-03-2009, 01:41 PM #4
This is borderline ridiculous. Google helped make a dedicated native application for the iPhone and they are now putting ads in it like its a safari page or a free App Store fart application? What if the Weather app all of a sudden had ads in it from Yahoo or the YouTube app had those annoying popups from the youtube.com site? Its crap and im being a little too dramatic i know but either Google and Apple better straighten out their relationship or Apple better make those maps fastiLive an iLife
10-03-2009, 01:46 PM #5
The mapping service is owned by Google, but the "Map Application" is owned by Apple. I think Google can only display whatever the user requests, not any other addons like sponsor link or ad banners like you see in free apps. If there are some advertisements going on in Apple's app, I'm sure they will want a piece of that pie.
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10-03-2009, 02:36 PM #6
But if Apple is trying to push Google out of the picture, wouldn't Youtube be next to go seeing as how Google bought Youtube.
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10-03-2009, 03:36 PM #10
What about street view?? Can apple have that too?? What about the fast update for the maps?? What about the traffic on the main streets that only google online map have?? Apple can't have all that today so no change is comin soon, and google have many things to slap apple back in the face, like google mobile app if they have a browser in it that will kill safari,
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10-03-2009, 04:49 PM #13
Nice Bernie-Mac, that's like saying FU,............still bothers people's eyes, hard to read. Bad taste on text color for forums, my personal opinion.
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10-04-2009, 11:10 AM #16
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10-04-2009, 12:29 PM #17
Apple has bought their own map service just the other day. There is no doubt that Google is upset, so I believe they are.
10-04-2009, 03:54 PM #18
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
10-04-2009, 04:16 PM #19
Maybe google is trying to milk everything out the iPhone before apple dumps them.
10-04-2009, 04:22 PM #20
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