FTC to Investigate Apple

Since the war between Apple and Google really started to heat up when Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone app, the threat of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Department of Justice investigations has loomed over Cupertino. There has been a lot of talk in industry circles in the last year and a half about Apple’s business practices. While red flag … Read More

Erin PetersonFTC to Investigate Apple

US regulators considering investigation into Apple’s mobile advertising policy

Earlier¬†today we reported that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)¬†had amended its iPhone Developer Agreement, specifically clause 3.3.9 related to advertising networks. The amendment was written in such a way that it allowed Steve Jobs to make good on a promise he made at D8 to open up the SDK for third parties to collect data for services such as advertising. But at the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottUS regulators considering investigation into Apple’s mobile advertising policy

FTC Clears Google’s (GOOG) AdMob Acquisition. What does it mean?

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To little fanfare before the weekend the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US cleared Google’s acquisition of AdMob. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) dived in to snap up AdMob in late 2009, while Apple was mulling over the purchase itself. The deal has been on hold while the FTC looked into it ever since then. The FTC’s initial concern was that Google … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFTC Clears Google’s (GOOG) AdMob Acquisition. What does it mean?

Rumor: Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry

The New York Post has kicked off a rumor that Apple (AAPL) is days away from facing an antitrust investigation into its decision to place restrictions on the way that iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad developers can work. Apple has effectively said that any apps published in the iTunes App Store must be developed using its own tools, and based … Read More

Stephen NorthcottRumor: Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry