p2pnet news view | Advertising:- Steve Jobs doesn’t like French Canadians.
A little while earlier today we ran a post saying Apple’s latest advertising hook is to spend about $13,000 in kind for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free advertising and press.
Calling it the Billion App Countdown Promotion, “Download an app and you’ll automatically get the chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro,” says its promo page.
In its rules, Apple says everyone 13 years old and up and a legal resident of the 50 US states, or the District of Columbia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, can take part.
But Apple isn’t alone in imposing a cordon sanitaire.
Canadian Business magazine barred Quebec from its Great Canadian Innovation contest, said another Montreal Gazette story recently.
Quebecers were also, “shut out of Google’s contest to build an Android app“.
Not only but also, “Cisco barred Quebecers from the I-Prize competition, grouping the province among shining nations such as Myanmar, Iran, North Korea and Cuba,” adds the story.
free advertising – Steve Jobs – still pushing the buttons, April 13, 2009
Montreal Gazette - Surprise! Quebec excluded from Apple’s billion app contest, April 10, 2009
Montreal Gazette - Quebecers shut out of Canadian Business innovation contest, February 27, 2009
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