AT&T is slowly moving away from plans that revolve around voice calls and text messages towards more data-centric offerings.
Google's long-term aspirations, aside from becoming the world's repository of information, is to help get everyone on the planet connected to the Internet. The company has rather quietly started a service in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta that will let netizens connect to the Internet in an easier, or at least more affordable, way.
Google and Microsoft teaming up certainly is an odd one, given all the trouble and past legal battles Microsoft has aimed at Google's Android, but it's for the greater good. This week we've learned that Google and Microsoft teamed up and have sued the US government. Taking on the feds directly in an attempt to have more freedom and transparency.
Google has a new initiative called Project Loon. In what many are calling internet balloons or WiFi blimps Google will be delivering internet using these WiFi-equipped balloons and floating them over emerging markets. They've been testing in parts of Africa and New Zealand, but this week took flight in California too.
Google is considering making an entrance into the internet TV world by offering traditional TV programming to online subscribers with a new streaming service. This isn't the first time we've heard of big hitters trying to join this front, but today the Wall Street Journal is reporting Google's been pitching their plan to big media companies in hopes of securing some deals.
Motorola and what Google has planned for them surely aren't slowing down. We're all still waiting some official details or announcements around the Motorola X-Phone. Then this afternoon we reportedly got the first look at their new logo, calling Motorola "A Google Company". Now, the rumor mill has spun up a report that their next phone, the Motorola DVX, will be a budget phone for emerging markets.
Fiber related expansion news and this time around it looks like coverage will be coming to Gladstone, Missouri. Similar to other recent announcements, while we have word of coverage coming to a particular city, the details are on the lighter side. Basically, what has been announced is that the Gladstone, Missouri City Council has voted for approval.
Shawnee, Kansas, the next Google Fiber city has been announced. The next city will be Grandview, Missouri and this set of details is looking rather similar to what we saw from Shawnee. Basically, Google Fiber will be coming for those in Grandview, however the when remains the question.
Google Fiber. The news comes as the Shawnee City Council has given their approval. While Google Fiber will be coming for those in Shawnee, the one catch is that a roll-out date has yet to be revealed.