Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Posted by Kris Kumar in "NEWS" @ 06:30 AM
Lately we have been hearing about Google flexing its money power, and doing a lot of lobbying in Washington D.C. Its latest efforts sound really very good on paper and sound pro-consumer, but the little bit of the capitalist mind in me wonders if the open platform will benefit the winner of the 700MHz wireless spectrum? One of the reasons why the wireless carriers setup restrictions on the types of applications and handsets, or setup the walled garden is because they want to protect their investments. Am I brain-washed? If are interested in reading more about this story, then I definitely recommend you to follow all the links in GigaOM's post. Also, this PC World article has a good writeup. We would definitely like to hear your thoughts on this interesting proposal from Google. Is Google really interested in winning this auction? I know they have the money, but are they really interested in winning the bid or just getting their terms across?
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