Re: Facebook, Bad or Planned timing?
said by Kearnstd:You know they waited till there was money to be made, and not surprisingly, they just made 16 billion(freaking outrageous if you ask me, who here is waiting for another yahoo like bust?), and the lawsuit is supposedly for up to 15 billion. It was timed, no doubt, to coincide with the IPO. And anyone who believes a company that sells ad space, and customer data is worth over 100 billion is nuts, because all it takes is a newer, more popular site, and all that billions becomes junk in 10 seconds flat. Look at yahoo. Their IPO was somthing like 1 billion, and they were valued at something like 30 billion. Now, yahoo is garbage, and all it took was a more productive, cheaper site(google).
Is it just a bad collision of timing with this lawsuit or was it planned to hit knowing now Facebook has a mountain of cash?
So, the question stands: who will be the google to facebook? Whos going to kill this trend and cause all valuation in web sites and ad space to crash? I know I do my part and run Ad block plus, because I didnt want to see an internet full of ads ever, and they are now just getting to be as bad as the popup wars of the early 2000s and late 1990s. Its only a matter of time before browsers start blocking most ads because of malicious activity and user demand(from annoyance).
Re: T-mobile does have a data plan for families
said by axus:Do you have a source on this? I can't find anything about it on their website with the rest of their plans.
The standard is data $30 per line, or $60 for all the lines on the family plan to have data. I'm actually not sure what the limit for throttling is, since all of our phones are slow
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Re: 150 communities are doing broadband on their own terms
said by CXM_Splicer:This is why I think the laws need to be laid out, in order for a corp to due over a community broadband project they have to already have an equal system in place or be ready to have an equal system in place with in two years. So if for example if AT&T only had 1.5mbit DSL in some small area and that area wanted to roll out an HFC network with DOCSIS3, AT&T could not legally sue unless they pushed their network up to D3 speeds to all homes.
I had no idea there were so many! If you listen to all the business-can-do-no-wrongs in the forum, you would think every community broadband project ended in dismal failure.
There is little doubt in my mind that when they are not sabotaged by on-the-take politicians, or sued out of existence by mega corporations (who many times don't even want the business!) local government Internet projects are going to be sucessful. The extreme inefficiency of corporations & shareholders taking billions in profits for their pockets rather than re-investment in infrastructure or simply lowering prices is EASY to fix.
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