Anssi Vanjoki , the soon-to-be former head of Nokia’s smartphone unit, has reportedly said that mobile phone makers that adopt Android are like Finnish boys who "pee in their pants" for warmth in the winter. This is according to an article from the Financial Times, which has gained a good deal of exposure today. If Android is cool, consider me Miles Davis.
AT&T’s TerreStar GENUS satellite phone became available today, after being announced
nearly a year ago, as Engadget points out.
Marshall Kirkpatrick has an interesting piece about how the FCC’s meeting Thursday will involve a vote on a proposal to open up a new wireless spectrum for the "Internet of Things" – connected devices.
Silicon Alley Insider published
some "new" previously unpublished IMs from the Facebook founding days. They basically tell the same story as the book The Accidental Billionaires, which the upcoming film The Social Network is based on. Facebook calls the book and film fiction.
Google has an interesting post
up about its Clinton Global Initiative commitment to Pakistan. Google is providing $1 million in grants, as well as technology support to help the people of Pakistan recover from the floods.
Google has also launched an Election 2010 site
, for which it has partnered with Cook, Rothenberg, CQ-Roll Call and RealClearPolitics to "make tracking the blues and reds a little easier for armchair pundits".
Matthew Lynley of VentureBeat says
Google is on track to acquire a new company every 2 weeks. This is based on the 19 acquisitions the company has made in 2010, up from just 7 in 2009. He references data from Reuters