Google might power the world’s most popular search engine, but its clout goes only so far. When it comes to getting one of its applications onto the iPhone, it seems Google has to wait in line for Apple’s approval like everyone else — and face the risk of rejection, The New York Times reports. In recent weeks, Apple turned down two applications that Google had submitted for review in hopes that they would be added to the company’s App Store, highlighting the increasingly complex relationship between the two companies. Google said in a blog post last week that Apple had rejected an application called Google Latitude that would have allowed users to broadcast their location and see where their friends were. "We worked closely with Apple to bring Latitude to the iPhone in a way Apple thought would be best for iPhone users," the company said. It added that Apple had asked it to build a mobile-friendly Web version of the service instead, to "avoid confusion" with the standard map application on the iPhone, which also uses Google map data.
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