Peter Kafka

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Google to Apple: Thanks for Playing Nicely!

Now that Apple has formally let Google’s AdMob into its iPhone/iPod/iPad platform, Google has posted a thank-you note, via a blog post from AdMob chief Omar Hamoui. The truth is, Apple (AAPL) has been more or less ignoring its AdMob ban throughout the summer. But Hamoui and the rest of the Google (GOOG) gang will be happy to see the formal change, anyway. Presumably the same goes for antitrust regulators.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work