Tag: Google Fiber

News highlights – August 25

News highlights – August 25

Written by on August 26, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights – August 25 Facebook ramps up targeted advertising WhatsApp, Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service, will start sharing users’ phone numbers with its parent, allowing for more relevant advertisements and friend recommendations on the social network. Read more… Singapore first with driverless taxis SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday […]

Continue Reading

Google Fiber (not a phone company) announces home phone service

Google Fiber (not a phone company) announces home phone service

Written by on March 30, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Who said the home phone was dead? Alphabet Inc’s high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, is now introducing a home phone service, Fiber Phone. In keeping with tradition, the announcement was made via Google Fiber’s blog. It may not be good news for traditional fixed-line operators but is limited to certain Google Fiber cities for now, […]

Continue Reading

Google – Robin Hood, Peter Pan or the Pied Piper?

Google – Robin Hood, Peter Pan or the Pied Piper?

Written by on March 9, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

I am not the first, and I will not be the last to wonder what on earth (or in heaven) Google is up to. Of course, as the most valuable company on the planet they have more than enough money to throw at anything they like and see if it works. But sometimes I wonder […]

Continue Reading

Another skirmish in the broadband wars

Another skirmish in the broadband wars

Written by on March 3, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

You can sympathise with almost anyone when it comes to rolling out broadband. AT&T and other ‘telcos’ have to roll out broadband on a nice, equal, regulated city-wide basis. Google – and others – have the luxury of either being able to hook onto what is already on poles or in the ground, or can […]

Continue Reading

Top