Cell Division

Friday, August 03, 2007


When the FCC devised new rules for some cell phone carriers this week there was an 800 lb. search engine in the room. Why would Google want to free you from your restrictive cell phone contract? Media professor Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how the internet giant is following the web wherever it leads.

Comments [1]

Boris Zilberman from New York

Your guest delivered a suprisingly mediocre analysis of this story. Google is not necessarily interested in open standards; they are interested in establishing their standards as is detailed in an Aug 2, 2007 WSJ story titled "Google Pushes Tailored Phones To Win Lucrative Ad Market."
If this leads to google gaining monopoly power in the wireless data market, we will simply be exchanging one evil for another.

Aug. 05 2007 11:10 AM

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