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The Man Behind Google’s Open Handset Alliance

If there’s one thing users want, it’s open use of the technology they buy. Hacked iPhones bear testimony to the desire for open cellphone use that is free of carrier restrictions.
Google’s November 5th announcement of their mobile phone software pushed the trend even further. AT&T and Verizon Wireless want closed systems after spending big bucks on their networks. Google’s Open Handset Alliance aims to change the game with multiple applications and services.
There’s a great NYT article on this topic today, Cellphone Straitjacket Is Inspiring a Rebellion.
Enter Tim Wu, attorney and law professor at Colombia – the man behind the concept of “Net neutrality.” Read a profile on him in BusinessWeek.
I look forward to testing a handset running Google SW!

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