Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Dan Frommer:

(Google’s specific statement, when I emailed: ”Verizon asked us not to include this functionality in the product.” Verizon didn’t immediately get back to me with an explanation, but it’s easy to speculate that this has something to do with Verizon’s own projects in mobile payments, namely Isis.)

In a twist of irony, or maybe just a coincidence, that new phone — the Galaxy Nexus — runs on the very Verizon network that Google fought to keep open. But now Google is the one helping deny consumers access to a cool new application.

This is neither irony nor coincidence. This is hypocrisy, pure and simple.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011