From Andy Rubin:
We have developed Android in cooperation with the Open Handset
Alliance, which consists of more than 30 technology and mobile leaders
including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile.
Will the concept of Open Handsets coincide with the opening of mobile networks, etc? All essential in the building of trust in a neutral net. Can the GOOG be trusted remains to be seen.
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Tags: gphone, android, google os, google phone, open, network neutrality
Google, you’ve made the world a better place over the past 9 years but, I must say, you’re getting a little too full of yourself these days and it’s really kind of annoying. So this year I’m giving you a small, handheld mirror. How far away do you have to hold it in order to see your whole face? Know how lucky you are GOOG, stop pulling stupid shit like the Moffett Field stunt. Try and look around you — that is, if the moon does not obscure the view — and remember to give back. You’re already in bed with the likes of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights and the Committee on the Judiciary. Will they re-write or scrap SOX before or after they hand you the spectrum of your dreams? Oh yeah, and stocks with near-$200B market caps. don’t just go up forever, you know. DoubleClick on that. Oh, and keep up the good work. Love, netZoo.
Feedburner, one of the most useful and valuable free Web services in my experience, is now part of the big Goog, where, one can only hope they dedicate at least as much energy to the service side of this product as they naturally would to innovating it.
Feedburner launched in Chicago in 2004 and quickly became the premier RSS feed-burner for blogs and even newspaper Web sites. I’ve published dozens of feeds for a variety of projects using their tool and have also used Feedburner to publish media-rich RSS podcast feeds.
This deal is all-but officially announced, and is rumored to be an all-cash acquisition.
Google may be able to boost Feedburner’s struggling publisher’s ad network, but my main concern again here is Google’s imperfect track record in keeping these ma & pa startups alive (of course, Dodgeball wasn’t nearly as established as Feedburner is when it was purchased).
In another display of new media bravadura, Colbert Nation successfully Googlebombed their esteemed leader to the number 1 spot on Google for the following two searches:
* giant brass balls
* greatest living American
And a tip of the hat from netZoo to Wikiality now with over 1 million pages of truthiness served. Watch your back, Ronald McDonald.