Apple Now Banning Potentially Competitive Apps From The iPhone

Mike Masnick, TechDirt, [Sept] 22, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I've had this in my notes for a few days. I don't want to let it go by. Here's what happens when you give the manufacturer control over your hardware platform. Mechanisms, ostensibly in place to protect digital rights, are quickly employed to lock out the competition. Thus, for example, we see Apple rejecting a podcasting application that competes with iTunes. Here's more on this.
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