Microsoft mobile marketplace ads worm into iPhone
No holds barred
Microsoft is clear about the applications it will ban from its upcoming download marketplace for Windows mobile phones.
Verboten apps include alternative marketplaces and promotion of, or links to, rivals for the sale or download of software, games and other content already available through Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
Microsoft seems to have fewer scruples when it comes to seeding its own message on enemy soil - adverts for Microsoft's Windows Marketplace for Mobile have started to appear on iPhone applications, according to reports.
1800PocketPC.com has captured a Tweet from a user highlighting the existence of the ads, with the timeless question: "Why do i get "Windows Marketplace for mobile" ads on an iPhone Twitter client?". 1800PocketPC.com claimed to have grabbed a screen shot, below, which invites iPhone developers to submit applications to the Windows marketplace.
In your face Apple: Microsoft infiltrates iPhone apps?
Apple's policy on accepting iPhone applications is unclear, and its judgment at times seems arbitrary, even random. Microsoft, meanwhile, is actively gunning for iPhone developer recruits to its marketplace, which is now open for submissions ahead of next month's launch.
It may be time for Apple to undertake a wholesale review of what's slipping into its phones - unless, or course, it's one-hundred-per cent confident that iPhone developers won't cross over. ®
This is the fastest derailment of a comment thread I have ever seen. Second comment and the wheels were already off the track. By the 7th we're got to anti-Apartheid rallies from iPhone ads.
I think 300 Comp Lit majors in Bloomington, IN, made de Klerk suddenly pause and say "Hang on, might this need rethinking?" Oh, call me cynical, ...
It's like lefties talking about the fall of the Berlin Wall or the religious right talking about how advanced Western civilization.
@ Richard 102
as one of those 300 I have to wonder if our voice, at rallies and events like Artists Against Apartheid at Clapham Common made a difference
But I agree on the iPhone and ads. After all, there's far worse stuff being advertised than an app store with no apps