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Comment Sounds like hogwash (Score 1) 181

Summary states the students think it could be the only reliable form of communication in rural areas..what, transmitting data via SMS which is a (relative to 20bytes per second) high speed data protocol anyway. Interlacing their text data between Voice and other SMS -- sure, this sounds like worthy research *sarcasm*.

Comment Where's the google innovation? (Score 1) 196

This totally confuses me with Google, they come up with a world class search engine technology and yet constantly fail to dominate other market sectors and in the end, resort to buying out their competitors. Surely with all the talented staff at Google they could have realised early on that consumers would want a hands on trial, and customisable service plan options -- why not just offer these instead of giving up altogether?

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.