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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus