Archive for December 18th, 2009

AT&T users take sides as Operation Chokehold looms

Operation Chokehold is set to go down within the hour, but it remains to be seen what affect it will have on AT&T’s (NYSE:T) network – if any. Born from a satirical blog post by the “fake Steve Jobs” that was spurred by comments AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vegas made to analysts, the protest has taken on a life of its own. more

Best of 2009: Business models

Revenue was harder to come by in 2009, but these business models put a new spin on making money:

  •  Charging competitors for preferred access to the network – CDNs, wholesaling of network APIs, quality of service guarantees for over-the-top players
  •  Whoever successfully moves Google’s Ad Words ad engine (Google itself; someone new) into the world of mobile advertising
  •  Taking advantage of billions of M2M devices plus the possibility of driving mobile penetration among consumers from 80% to 400% (every customer has multiple wireless devices)

More after the break… more

Best of 2009: Rumors we’d like to see come true

In 2009, everyone but the companies in question (okay, mainly Google and Apple) were talking about:

  •  Google buys Sprint.
  •  Cisco and/or Google acquiring everybody – both are back on acquisition trail, they say

More after the break, including our readers’ responses… more

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