Searching for a New Cell Phone System

Monday, July 30, 2007

Google rules the world of search. Now it's taking on the cell phone industry giants. Find out how things might change with Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia.


Siva Vaidhyanathan

Comments [9]

Phoebe from Brooklyn

Carying a leather bag--like so many "hot" bags nowadays--makes the problem WORSE. I go for nylon to alleviate weight--and there are many non-leather bags that look great.

Oct. 23 2007 10:49 AM

Hello Brian. Very relevant topic. Well done. Neither you or the Professor mentioned that Google has offered 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS to FCC if the bidding goes the way GOOGLE wants. That's how high the stakes are.

Jul. 30 2007 12:03 PM
Jeffrey Slott from Queens, NY

Who exactly runs Google? When talking about Microsoft, Bill Gates is named; when talking about Apple, Steve Jobs is named. Why are there no flesh and blood names mentioned with Google?

Jul. 30 2007 10:58 AM
Lucas from NYU Law

Your guest is advocating adoption of a wireless Carterphone rule akin to those imposed on the landline world when there was a monopoly. Google and the net neutrality types want a "openness" in that if you spent your own money developing your own proprietary network, you would be forced to allow others, even your competitors to

Jul. 30 2007 10:54 AM
Allie from Brooklyn

Wahoowa! Thanks for the info, Professor.

Jul. 30 2007 10:52 AM
Mike from NYC

Blackberry doesn't limit the use of your bluetooth. Companies like Verizon limit the use of bluetooth protocols on your in order to have you pay for things like sending pictures through there network instead of sending them for free through your bluetooth.

Jul. 30 2007 10:51 AM
Mike Webster

I have been using a Palm Treo 680 for 5 months now and it is VERY customizable - like the PC interface is. At this point, this and the much lower price point than the I-Phone and huge advantages.

Jul. 30 2007 10:50 AM
t.vijay from brooklyn

I currrently use a doodle to connect to the internet thru a cell phone kind of connection.

I am reminded of the fact that landowners use to lease their lands even after having the return on the money

2 points
In India u can change the SIM card

here the cable guys are still bleeding us.

pay as u go is better than lock down contracts

Jul. 30 2007 10:48 AM
Sharish Zhemanaheaid from Queens

Google now implants a tracker on all your web browsing activities. I don't trust how big Google's hand has gotten into your privacy online, and I think they are the real big brother.

Jul. 30 2007 10:45 AM

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