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Google Will Apply to Participate in FCC Spectrum Auction

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (November 30, 2007) – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it will apply to participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band.

 

As part of the nationally mandated transition to digital television, the 700 MHz spectrum auction -- which begins January 24, 2008 -- will free up spectrum airwaves for more efficient wireless Internet service for consumers. Advocacy by public interest groups and Google earlier this year helped ensure that regardless of which bidders win a key portion of the spectrum up for auction (the so-called "C Block"), they will be required to allow their users to download any software application they want on their mobile device, and to use any mobile devices they would like on that wireless network. The winner must ensure these rights for consumers if the reserve price of $4.6 billion for the C Block is met at auction.

 

"We believe it's important to put our money where our principles are," said Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google. "Consumers deserve more competition and innovation than they have in today's wireless world. No matter which bidder ultimately prevails, the real winners of this auction are American consumers who likely will see more choices than ever before in how they access the Internet."

 

Schmidt also praised the leadership of FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and his fellow commissioners for adopting the new rights for consumers earlier this year.

 

Google's formal application to participate in the 700 MHz auction will be filed with the FCC on Monday, December 3, 2007 -- the required first step in the auction process. Google's application does not include any partners.

 

About Google Inc.

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top Web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall Web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.google.com.

 

 

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I'm not a big fan of Google, but I like the idea of Android. Let's see where they go with that and then I'll decide if I'm for them entering the cellular game or not.

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MS is bulding a server farm in Siberia.

 

No joke.

 

Maybe Google wants to make Africa into a server farm.

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Google is trying to buy the continent of Africa

 

google could buy africa with the money under their couch cushions

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i heard google's goal is to make cellphone usage free. and you only have to look at a few ads on the screen.

 

anyone try that new google 411 service yet?

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and by making cellphone usage free they will lure a huge number of people to the service.

thus having even more power, more control, and even more access to peoples private information.

and further growing their monopoly over information.

google are trying to control too much information. it is getting out of control.

 

i remember a few years back, everyone was pissed off with microsoft because they wanted to control your computer. now google seemingly wants to control the internet and the world, and yet no one gives a fuck.

 

google = evil

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for free cell phone usage, they can know everything they want about me. I have nothing to hide , but my cell phone bill.

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i dont have anything to hide either.

but i dont want them analyzing every word i say so they can build databases about me, who i call, what i say, etc. but i dont want to turn this into a google hate thread.

 

i give them props for some of the good they actually do.

this gphone thing is a good idea, but ultimately its in their best interests, not yours.

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i dont have anything to hide either.

but i dont want them analyzing every word i say so they can build databases about me, who i call, what i say, etc.

 

why dont u wrap some tin foil around ur head while ur at it. Thats crazy talk.

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nah fuck that. im just sayin thats how they operate.

 

if you have ever visited google they know what you search, what you visit, youtube, the content of your messages on gmail, what you buy, etc.

 

they probably know more about you then the governemnt.

im just saying that its getting ridiculous. but people dont give a fuck.

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nah fuck that. im just sayin thats how they operate.

 

if you have ever visited google they know what you search, what you visit, youtube, the content of your messages on gmail, what you buy, etc.

 

they probably know more about you then the governemnt.

im just saying that its getting ridiculous. but people dont give a fuck.

 

they just do that so the text-ads you have to look at is relevant to what you're interested in. also, to get a general consensus of what their users are doing. i don't think they're trying to dig dirt on anybody or keep track of you so they can do some dirty work in the future.

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DAMN YOU GOOGLE!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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