Google Pokes Another Hole In The Navigation Business

Way back in 2001 we said that "Location Based Services" is something of a misnomer. Why? Because while there are powerful applications that are uniquely enabled by the availability of automatic, high-precision location information, their number is small. In contrast, there are orders of magnitude more applications whose value increases meaningfully when automatic location information is available — "Location Enhanced Services" is a more accurate term.

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Google Deal Reaffirms Verizon Wireless's Ability To Change

This morning Google and Verizon Wireless announced a "Groundbreaking Agreement to Leverage High-Speed Network and Open Android Platform for Wireless Innovation". The skeptically inclined might be tempted to reduce the announcement to a single headline:
 

Verizon Wireless Jumps On The Android Bandwagon.

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