Saturday, February 04, 2006


This idea has been floating around for a while now... Google crams 100 grand worth of servers and WiFi gear into a Shipping Container sized mobile appliance and plunks them down in dense population centers all over the earth.

SmartMobs reports:

"A leading content provider, who did not wish to be named, told Times Online: "We are in discussions with Google to provide content for their alternative internet service, to be distributed through their Google Cube product. As far as I'm aware they have been conducting negotiations with a number of other players in our marketplace to provide quality content to their users."
However, industry insiders fear that the development of a network of Google Cubes powered over a Google-owned internet network will greatly increase the power that Google wields over online publishers and internet users.

Should Google successfully launch an alternative network, it is is theoretically possible for them to block out competitor websites and only allow users to access websites that have paid Google to be shown to their users."

... but what if Google doesn't "block out" competitor websites?

Link to SmartMobs.