No more grains of salt; now the WSJ is echoing the New York Post’s report from yesterday:
U.S. antitrust enforcers are taking a keen interest in recent
changes that Apple Inc. made to its licensing agreement with
iPhone application developers and are likely to open a preliminary
investigation into whether the company’s actions stifle
competition in mobile devices, according to people familiar with
Could be more about mobile advertising than Section 3.3.1, though:
Apple’s new language forbidding apps from transmitting analytical
data could prevent ad networks from being able to effectively
target ads, potentially giving Apple’s new iAd mobile-advertising
service an edge, executives at ad networks say.
One wireless-advertising executive said he was contacted a few
weeks ago by an official from the FTC who wanted to talk about how
the mobile-ad industry works, the Apple developer agreement and
how it could affect the executive’s business.
But what if iAds itself also follows the new stricter privacy terms?
★ Tuesday, 4 May 2010