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Monday, September 26, 2005
Rajesh points to an interesting article by Kevin Werbach about the changing nature of internet. Kevin writes that the model of the Internet and communications world as we know of may be falling apart. With some of the leading Internet-based application companies pushing aggressively into network connectivity at exactly the same time the major telephone companies are pushing into content, a new equation may be emerging.In the past the online world used to be small, fragmented and at best cross referenced & co-existed. With Google's plan to put together a next-generation network infrastructure platform including a national fiber backbone, WiFi wireless networks in cities, and, through associate firms - powerline broadband connections to the home, the game appears to be changing. With eBay acquiring Skype embracing the presence economy,& with the telcos feverishly working to put together multi-channel video services to compete against cable TV operators, signs of big change about to happen at our doorsteps becomes evident. They are trying to move up the stack at the same time the other companies are moving down. While all this is happening, Yahoo! is positioning itself as a video arms dealer, and Microsoft is talking about an alliance with AOL.
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