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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


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