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Is Google the Future of Wireless?

Google is vying for a chunk of the wireless spectrum that supports Internet access and mobile phone use, and is offering over $4.5 billion for it (chump change for the Google-izers!).

This is just one more indication that Google wants to do for wireless what it's done for the Internet: Stake out a colossal market position and make everyone else try to catch up (hmm, sounds like Google's copying Microsoft here!). The neat thing about this is that Google wouldn't likely take a traditional approach, but -- like Apple did with the iPhone -- surprise us all.

But this all might fizzle out. Anyone remember Google's bold plan to offer wireless to all of San Francisco?

Posted by Doug Barney on December 03, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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