Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Sep 2009 16:12 UTC
Apple "Apple's rejection of the Google Voice app for the iPhone went all the way to the top - the bad news was personally delivered to Google by none other than Apple's Senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller. New details of the controversial decision came to light today when the FCC released an unredacted version of Google's own confidential letter to the agency. Google replied to a set of FCC questions about the Google Voice app rejection on August 21, but requested that the letter be kept private due to the 'sensitive nature of commercial discussion'. Interested parties immediately filed Freedom of Information Act requests to get at the juicy tidbits that might be found in such a letter; rather than fight the request, Google waived its confidentiality."
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RE: Lying or sensationalism?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 20th Sep 2009 05:43 UTC in reply to "Lying or sensationalism?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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I think this may be getting reviewed with a microscope by the FTC because the phone is on at&t's network. There was a company by a similar name that they ended up breaking up because it was abusing its monopoly. They later approved a merger between the same company and parts of the old company they had originally split off. It only makes sense to me that they would want to check in to see what the effects of having a Large company named at&t would have on competition in various sectors.

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