August 1, 2013

What is Google Getting?

That is, what is Google getting from Starbucks as part of the new free WI-FI deal that they negotiated?

The Mac Observer suggests two possibilities:

Most likely, money is changing hands, and Google will have access to more information about our Web browsing habits that it can in turn use to generate ad revenue.
Hell, Google might be paying Starbucks, they want the data!

Oh yea, please don't think Google is the all glowing new kid that is going to make your internet life just perfect if only they came to your town. In just the little time they have been in the provisioning business they have morphed into a legacy carrier. We still need an internet provider that will deliver us unencumbered end to end service to which we can connect devices of our choice and deliver or access services of our choice.

That carrier does not appear to be Google!

Posted by Steve on August 1, 2013
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