Category: Google

Interactive News Roundup #4

Here are a few curated links from around the web. If you are a creative engineer or developer you may find some of these links to be very…

Twitter and Google Maps

Google Maps and Twitter example, grab the user location and map it on Google maps. Please note that the Google Maps api for flash now has full 3d…

Chrome OS and Other Meandering Thoughts

Well it’s about time their was a viable alternative from Apple and Microsoft in the Operating System market place.  Variety is the spice of life at least that…

Google App Engine Takes Off

It is no secret that google has been working on a host of web services that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services. These web services are made…

700 mhz of Google

It is about someone else steped into wireless and let consumers do as they please. Just look at how arrogant these companies have become over the years sprint evidently believes they have the right to fire their customers. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-07-09-sprint-disconnects-customers_N.htm If that isn't bad enough you have the old ma bell companies trying to double charge for broadband usage.. http://www.google.com/help/netneutrality.html They have also made development for wireless more difficult and challenging than it needs to be. It would be nice as a consumer to simply buy a device on connect it to a network and not be tied up with stuff like well does that network support the device? Oh and if it does support the device what all can I do with that device?? To put it simply google is attempting to make the wireless market more like the internet you pay for service connect the device and do what ever you want to with it. Makes sense to me. The point is AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon are all in an uproar because google could very well change their market forever. They would no longer have the strangle hold on the market. This would open new markets for new compainies in short provide a platform for innovation. Networks should be open. The MA Bell companines are just afraid to play ball after all they are used to owning the game. Google also has alsbeen purchasing dark phiber around the country would be an excellent wireless / ip provider…

 

a new theoretical prototype of the google phone

 

Update: Well the FCC met their requests half way hopefully so I guess they won't be getting the 4.6 billion from google but on the other hand hopefully google just ends up purchasing all the spectrum. It would be nice to see what they will do with it. Google has also recently been developing a cell phone. It will be intresting to see what they do with their cell phone.