The FCC has confirmed that the boys from Mountain View are on the list of eligible bidders for its much-anticipated wireless auction, which starts next week. If Android (Google’s mobile phone software) is to have life he will need airwaves to ride on, and Verizon’s grand promise last year to open its network to all-comers still feels far too vague. Google must now show whether it is ready to put its money where its mouth is. Read more
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