FCC announces a public test of White Spaces. It’s only a test and there’s no word of it being made public going forward. Leave the cork in the champagne bottle, but it may be OK to chill it and hope.
Now that Google owns Moto patents, Apple wants a truce. Advice to the Searchzilla: sue with prejudice until they the fruity kids call a truce with every Android device maker. Then go after Microsoft.
Verizon jumps into the prepaid biz with a $50 unlimited plan. Watch for AT&T to use this as “proof of a competitive market” without T Mobile. It could be a trojan horse as prepaid rates can be raised or lowered at will. If V sticks to this for the long haul, look for the second tier to move unlimited below $40. Even at that price wireless will continue to be phenomenally profitable.
Windows 8 preview scores half a million downloads in 12 hours. It’s free to try, but at $150 or more to buy, I don’t think there will be so many easy takers.
Intel’s Atom gets some Android love. This late in the game no one may even care. A significant number of device makers have no other relationship with Intel that it can leverage. That will make getting any market share difficult.