A dispute that broke out Monday has already caught the eye of antitrust regulators
That didn't take long.
On Wednesday, Google took the matter public, blasting Apple for setting "artificial barriers to competition [that] hurt users and developers and, in the long run, stall technological progress."
On Thursday, the Financial Times, citing two unnamed sources "close to the situation," reported that U.S. antitrust regulators plan to investigate whether Apple is unfairly restricting its smartphone rivals from syphoning off some of what is expected to be a torrent of revenue from ads that run on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
The dispute, which stems from a change in an obscure clause in Apple's developers agreement, has split the high tech community.
Why bother to rob banks? Facebook is where the real money is—and the fast-growing social network has not yet begun to tap its potential cash flow. But that will change within the next few months, says founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The lead-off batter at day one of the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today, Zuckerberg turned in his usual deadpan performance, and yet managed to divulge a lot in what little MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2007 8:24 PM ET
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