An article in today's New York Times explores Google's motivations for developing open source mobile phone software (not necessarily developing a phone, a la Apple, but rather going head to head with Windows Mobile). Obviously, as with Google Checkout, the goal is to increase ad revenues. But what caught my eye, and is relevant to the payments industry, was the emphasis on "disaggregating" the mobile phone carriers.
Business / Media & Advertising
For Google, Advertising and Phones Go Together
By MIGUEL HELFT
The New York Times
Published: October 8, 2007