« Previous entry | Home | Next entry »

Google taking bids for GoogleNet


googlenet2.jpgOm stays on top of Google's communication network plans:

Following up on my GoogleNet piece, Google is now seeking bids for a nationwide optical network. IP Media Monitor has details here. IP Democracy reports‰¥Ï

The vendors who have seen Google䴜s fiber network RFP say that the nature of the network can really only mean that Google ultimately hopes to push massive amounts of voice, video and data close to the end user.

Update: The coin just dropped on another reason Google is interested in all of this. See this story:

Some analysts even believe phone calls will be listed among the results from using search engines design to mine information stored on someone's computer.......By treating the phone calls just like a Web page, e-mail or Instant Message, VOIP service providers create yet another Internet-based application for search engines to capture, archive and search.

And more from Om Malik on Google's Secure (WiFi) Access Tool.

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Links to blogs that reference this entry:

From: Perspective
Everything but the kitchen sink
Excerpt: Catching up on reading after three days away from my system was exhausting. It seemed as though there was so much going on out there to comment on, think about, ponder over that I ultimately threw my hands up and
Tracked: September 19, 2005 10:14 PM
From: The NullVariable.com
Google Takes Over the World
Excerpt: Well OK so its not that bad Seems that Google’s hype machine is beginning to spawn some paranoia though. Personally I don’t know if insane rapid (I type rabid first ) growth is such a good idea. How long until Google trips up or simply...
Tracked: September 20, 2005 4:52 PM

Post a comment

Remember personal info?