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February 11, 2010  2:51 PM

Misinterpreted Google broadband test jolts telecom industry

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, fiber to the home, Google, ISP, regulation

In the latest of many moves that the media and industry are apparently determined to misinterpret (probably with some encouragement from Google), search giant Google is being portrayed as the next...

January 22, 2010  7:32 PM

Google/Verizon develop FiOS Android app

Posted by: Tom Nolle
applications, FiOS, Google, service layer architecture, Verizon

Google and Verizon have worked jointly to create an Android application that could access FiOS channel guides...

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January 18, 2010  12:48 PM

Verizon/Google file joint FCC net neutrality comment

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

Verizon and (yes) Google have issued a joint comment to the FCC on net neutrality. The document, which is nine pages long, was submitted as a joint comment to outline the companies’ points of agreement (which are largely...

January 13, 2010  4:40 PM

Google’s Nexus One support problems spotlight opportunity for telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, HTC, Nexus One, OSS/BSS, OTT, Red Hat, smartphone, smartphones, support, T-Mobile

Some early reports are saying that there are issues with supporting Google’s Nexus One smartphone, resulting in some users being shuttled between Google (who offers only...

December 30, 2009  12:21 AM

Google, the FTC and the AdMob acquisition

Posted by: Tom Nolle
FTC, Google, mergers & acquisitions, online adversiting

There’s a growing number of requests to the FTC to turn down the Google deal to buy AdMob,...

November 24, 2009  2:52 PM

Google’s YouTube automated captioning: Making video searchable

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery networks, Google, speech recognition, video content, YouTube

Google has launched an automated captioning system for some of its partner channels, based on speech recognition algorithms. The move is aimed at making content...

November 20, 2009  2:10 PM

Google Chrome OS initially targets netbook subset

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Chrome, Google, operating system, OS

Google announced its long-awaited Chrome OS yesterday, and there were some very interesting surprises. While it’s clear from Google that Chrome is expected to be a real and...

November 17, 2009  2:06 PM

Droid, Android, and how Google could hurt Apple

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android OS, Apple, Google, iPhone, smartphone, Verizon

Verizon, Motorola and Google can all be pleased at the pace of Droid sales, estimated at $250,000 the first weekend. While Apple’s iPhone sales record dwarfs that of Droid, it’s still...

October 1, 2009  1:24 PM

Google Wave preview needs clear explanation of platform’s versatility

Posted by: Tom Nolle
collaboration, Google, Wave

Google launched its wider Wave initiative, and it seems clear from early reaction that a lot of people are still trying to get a handle on just what Wave is. The classic question is, “Why can’t I do the...

September 28, 2009  5:53 PM

AT&T swipes at Google in net neutrality debate

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Google, net neutrality

AT&T is punching back at Google’s long advocacy of net neutrality, accusing the...

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