Another example of why it’s difficult to impugn motive. Dan Frommer in Business Insider:
Apple just totally screwed Google’s effort to sell ads in iPhone apps. In the process, Apple revealed just how scared it is of Google—it’s completely terrified.
Uh huh. In the business world it’s called competition, not terror.
What did Apple just do? It basically just neutered all iPhone advertising players whose primary business isn’t serving mobile ads—like Google.
Bummers. For Google.
Let’s recap: Google gets into the smart phone OS business with a free product that competes with Apple, Microsoft, RIM, everyone else. Is Apple terrified? Or pissed?