Thursday, 27 July 2017

Friday Review: Ghost at the feast

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 15 June 12

Google addresses the mobile operators at Total Telecom Wireless World, plus the week's news highlights.

In a room full of mobile network operators, an executive from Google could be forgiven for feeling slightly uncomfortable... but that turned out not to be the case at an event in London this week. Immediately prior to the Internet giant's keynote address at Total Telecom Wireless World on Tuesday, Ovum mobile practice leader Jeremy Green shared his first experience of using the Google search engine some 10 years ago, including his concern at the time that he might not remember it in future. A decade on and Google requires no aide memoire. Green described the company as, "the spectre that's haunting the industry... in a nice way," as Peter Fitzgerald, director of Google UK, took to the stage. "You can call me Casper!" as in, "the friendly ghost&quot…

In a room full of mobile network operators, an executive from Google could be forgiven for feeling slightly uncomfortable... but that turned out not to be the case at an event in London this week. Immediately prior to the Internet giant's keynote address at Total Telecom Wireless World on Tuesday, Ovum mobile practice leader Jeremy Green shared his first experience of using the Google search engine some 10 years ago, including his concern at the time that he might not remember it in future. A decade on and Google requires no aide memoire. Green described the company as, "the spectre that's haunting the industry... in a nice way," as Peter Fitzgerald, director of Google UK, took to the stage. "You can call me Casper!" as in, "the friendly ghost&quot…

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