The US Federal Communications Commission said on Monday it was investigating a controversial decision by a San Francisco regional transit authority to shut down wireless phone transmissions last week.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said on Wednesday that a controversial agreement on net neutrality principles between Google and Verizon this August hurt his efforts to forge a broader consensus.
“I would have preferred if they hadn’t done exactly what they did when they did,” Mr Genachowski said, adding that it “slowed down” his attempt to get web companies and carriers to agree to a policy outline that presumably would have given stronger protection to internet traffic.
The FCC chief’s remarks came during an onstage interview at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
After more than a year of arguing and pressure from regulators, Apple has finally blessed Google’s official Google Voice application for the iPhone.
Google announced the approval on its blog on Tuesday, touting features including low-cost international calls and free transcription of voicemail messages.
Sometimes it feels like every news story you read is about Apple. If it’s not the iPhone or the phantom tablet, then it’s Steve Jobs’ health.
So to make up for it, today’s headlines are being hogged by Google. There was the first appearance of the much-hyped Android 2.0 on the Droid handset, not to mention what Techcrunch called a “killer app” for the new mobile software platform: a navigation service (see item below).
But that’s not all. In other Google news: the launch of Music Search, and efforts to appease the FCC.