Vodafone chief: mobile groups should be able to bypass Google

Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao sounded a warning to the mobile phone industry today over the dominance of Google in the search and advertising markets.In his keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Colao said the dominance of search engines in the online advertising space “from a public policy perspective is something that should be looked at”.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/16/vodafone-warns-google-powerAlso see:Operators unite to challenge Apple’s apps
Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple’s successful apps store.The move is supported by three of the world’s largest device makers — LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, the telecoms industry body GSM Association said on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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