Apple Looks Down On Ads, But Takes Billions From Google

“OK, so give Apple credit for not itself employing an aggressive system to harvest personal information for advertising purposes. What if instead Apple is generating one-quarter of its services revenue from enabling Google’s aggressive system of harvesting personal information for advertising purposes? Make no mistake — that is what Apple is doing by cashing those 10-figure checks from Google.”

Shira Ovide

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My Thoughts

Never thought about it this way actually. Good point. So maybe I’m not in the wrong business?

That said, I don’t think they look down on ads per se … it’s the tracking they (and I) object to.

Its the concatenation of these two terms (advertising and tracking) that drives me nuts.

October 15, 2018