Posted by jonathan at 1:34pm EST on 12/17/2007
I have discussed Google and Apple’s mutual love for each other already, but this one comes as, well, only a little bit of a surprise. The surprise comes in the form of an AdWords advertisement I noticed in my Gmail.
Apple has already come outrightly and stated that they will fight the unlocking and discontinue any support for those people that do unlock their iPhones. But Google is more than happy to take advertiser’s money in lieu of Apple’s position?
This comes down to a moral decision for Google. Take the money vs. stand behind Apple. This seems to be a big issue with Google lately. We came across this same exact issue with text link brokers and AdWords.
Sure, Google is a business, their own business, but do they have their business partner’s best interest at heart as well? Which weighs in more? Business partner’s best interest vs. being a money-grubbing-whore.
Here’s just another example of the issue I see. It’s a problem I clearly see with Google’s morals and ethics.