August 6, 2010  5:23 PM

Verizon/Google rumors halt FCC net neutrality talks

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, regulation, U-verse, Verizon

The FCC called off its multilateral talks with stakeholders on net neutrality in the wake of a

August 5, 2010  1:35 PM

Possible Verizon/Google content fast-lane deal: net neutrality issues?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Google, net neutrality, Quality of Service, regulation, Verizon

Verizon and Google are said to be nearing a deal that would establish "fast lanes" for content delivery to consumers paid by portal players (like YouTube) willing to pay a charge for...

July 26, 2010  3:15 PM

Google eyeing voice, SMB market with Google Voice desktop client?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Google Voice, net neutrality, Skype, voice services, VoIP

Google is soliciting user input on how to improve its Google Voice offering, particularly for mobile users. According to our surveys, what users want most is something Google's management said they weren't going to offer...

July 16, 2010  2:24 AM

Google’s rising costs could limit broadband ventures

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, financials, Google

Google reported a good jump in earnings for the quarter but missed analyst estimates on earnings largely because of the stronger dollar versus the Euro; Google gets about 40% of its revenue from Eurozone activities. The...

July 15, 2010  2:34 AM

Google’s fiber legislation push creates broadband speed dilemma

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband plan, FTTH, Google

Google is pushing hard for legislation that would make creating fiber conduits or dark fiber paths a routine part of federal, state, and local construction. The company’s hope is to use...

July 14, 2010  8:45 PM

New dev tools beta suggests app-driven approach for Windows Phone 7

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, application development, Cloud computing, Google, Kin, Microsoft, smartphone, smartphones, Windows Phone 7

The developer tools beta for Windows Phone 7 is out, and while it is clearly an interesting product, we're not hearing that it's revolutionary. Microsoft seems to be...

July 14, 2010  8:28 PM

Google’s App Inventor opens development doors, but at what cost?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, App Inventor, app stores, Apple, application development, applications, apps, Google

Google has released the beta of its App Inventor software, a tool designed to allow non-programmers to create Android applications. This is...

June 14, 2010  3:20 PM

Google Gizmo5 buy to compete with Skype, possibly telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Skype, unified communications, voice services, VoIP

Google has arguably had its eye on the VoIP space for more than a year, and the acquisition of Gizmo5 only made a move more likely. Now the story is that an announcement is...

April 30, 2010  1:22 PM

Google’s “un-neutrality” crops up in FCC net neutrality comments

Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, Google, net neutrality, Regulations

The debates on net neutrality have been interesting in that Google, once a rabid net neutrality advocate, has been relatively well-behaved. The reason may be that in FCC filings and other papers,...

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