Google to launch wireless service

Summary for idiotsGoogle is going to offer cell phone service.
New reports have surfaced stating that Google will launch a wireless service this year. The reports state that Google plans to offer wireless services as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) using Sprint and T-Mobile services.

Based on past experience with Google products, here are some of the features I am guessing the service will offer.

  • Automated scanning of telephone conversations in order to deliver targeted advertising through voicemail and text messages.
  • An extremely minimalistic monthly bill (it’ll just be a white piece of paper with your monthly total printed in the middle and a QR code underneath). You’ll also be able to scan the QR code to automatically pay your bill with Google Wallet.
  • Integration with Google Analytics which will help customers track information like the amount of time they spent talking to their mom, or sitting on hold with their cable company.

It will be an interesting battle to see if Google can beat out Walmart’s Straight Talk.

4chan founder to step down

Summary for old peopleA young guy, who made more money than you ever will by setting up a message board which was used mostly for porn, is not going to run his site anymore.
Since I have resolved to only talk about important news on here, I thought it would be imperative to mention something that is newsworthy but that is being ignored by the mainstream technology blogs.

4chan Founder is “retiring from 4chan”.

For those of you who don’t know what 4Chan is, I feel a deep sorrow that you have wasted your life until now by not having been able to avail yourselves of the fountain of goodness that is 4chan. I for one am saddened to see moot (that’s his online nickname) step down from what he started at the age of 15, but I am also excited to see what else he has in store for humanity—perhaps a cure for cancer, or a means to end hunger.

Google might invest $1 billion in SpaceX

Summary for whoeverOne big technology company is investing money in another technology company.
It is no secret that Google would like more and more people to have access to the Internet, and in order to get this to happen, it is considering a hefty investment in Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which has floated the idea of launching thousands of satellites in an attempt to set up a worldwide Internet access.

“We see it as a long-term revenue source for SpaceX to be able to fund a city on Mars,” Elon Musk told Bloomberg.

No one can call this guy boring and lacking ambition, that’s for sure. And he gets things done; however, with Google’s involvement things might take a turn for the worse, since most of Google’s projects end up being canned.