Quick Hits: GetJar Bites Its Thumb at Apple

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Jul 14, 2011 
Gavin Dunaway  |

ADOTAS – Last week, cross-platform, independent app depot GetJar, which recently integrated Facebook into version 3.0 of its mobile website and acquired app discovery service Infrinity, received a cease-and-desist order from Apple regarding the use of the term “app store.” GetJar’s response? “Hell no!” Check out its reasons for pooh-poohing Apple’s demands, and Mobile Marketer’s analysis of Apple’s legal options.

AlmondNet has spun off its third-party data business into a new company, Datonics, which boasts DSP and DMP provider Turn and data network Interclick as partners. Look for an Adotas Q&A next week…

CNet reports that in June Apple was ordered by a South Korean District Judge to pay a whopping 1 million won to a South Korean man for inadvertently tracking his location through his iOS device. Apple has paid the fine, equivalent to $945. Drinks are on that guy tonight!

The New York Times reports that Amazon has vowed to slay California’s recently introduced online retail sales tax, also known as the dreaded affiliate tax.

Reuters reports that Twitter is talking with major advertisers about its upcoming scalable self-service ad platform.

Buddy Media has just added Twitter publishing to its social media brand management platform. Cofounder and CEO Michael Lazerow, who we have chatted up more than once, also penned an article for AdAge about developments with Facebook Places.

Gavin Dunaway is Editor, U.S. at AdMonsters, a leading trade publication, event producer and service provider for the online advertising industry. Previously, he had been Senior Editor of Adotas, where he arrived after years of ping-ponging around various industry publications. This Washington, D.C. native and George Mason University graduate also enjoys playing electric guitar so loud that the walls shake.

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