With Apple's iAd venture off to a bumpy start, and iBook sales moving along slower than expected in the face of the Kindle's enormous popularity, Apple is considering a move that will either be embraced by publishers and consumers, or despised. According to The Wall Street Journal and CNET, Apple is seriously considering the insertion of iAds into the content available to consumers through the iBook Store. You read that right--the eBooks you paid good money for could soon come with advertising material as part of the package.
Looks like an Apple manager was accepting kickbacks for supplying information to companies to give them a leg up when bidding for Apple business. Yeah, it's as bad as it sounds. Hope he had fun with his alleged millions.
Apple's iAds are straining advertising agencies with their Apple-infused rules. So just get used to that Nissan commercial for now.
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While iAd may have been launched on July 1st, apparently they're still having trouble getting out of the advertising gate. Apple had originally named 17 launch partners for iAd, but only 2 had campaigns for most of July.
Apple is studying you. That's right--they're taking notes on your every move to study your buying habits. Apple is mulling over the data of its 150 million iTunes users to figure out how to pit their iAds up against big competitors like Google.
Lost in all the excitement of pre-orders gone wild, and crazy iPhone 4 antenna problems, was that fact that another Apple idea started up today. The iAds! And word has it, they're starting to creep up in some apps already.
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later: The first iAd-capable applications have reared their heads in thre App Store.
According to iPodnn, the first iAd-capable applications have reared their heads in the App Store. If you've a hankering to see the very latest in producer/consumer brow-beating technology, the blog says that your best chance is to download applications produced by Avantar, the makers of Munch, OneTap Movies and Showtimes.