The kerfuffle that paints the Google Wallet App as an innocent victim of Verizon blocking — in violation of an “open” Internet and net neutrality regulations — completely misses the forest for the trees. This conflict revolves around two ongoing industry battles.

To see what this kerfuffle is really all about, read my Forbes Tech Capitalist post Android’s Pickpocket Behind Google Wallet.

The out-of-the-box thinking that led to Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House to sell $3.6b of AWS spectrum to competitor Verizon, is a watershed “frenemy” competitive development which ultimately will flush out the real FCC.

Please see my Forbes Tech Capitalist Post “Verizon-Cable Spectrum: Is FCC Open To Internet Frenemy Competition?

 

The unprecedented release of a FCC draft staff analysis opposing the proposed AT&T / T-Mobile transaction could backfire legally, undermining its intent to backstop the DOJ’s pending lawsuit against the merger.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post on the “Top Ten Flaws in the FCC’s AT&T / T-Mobile Competition Analysis.”
 

Given that Apple and Google are the #1 and #2 most valuable brands in the world and that Google has invaded all of Apple’s markets in the last few years as a new competitor, it is illuminating and instructive to compare and contrast the radically different visions, values, and standards, of Apple’s former leader Steve Jobs and Google’s current CEO Larry Page.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post: “Jobs’ Apple Standard vs. Page’s Google Standard” here.

 

See my Forbes postGoogle 21st Century Robber Baron” which briefly tells the story of Google’s Robber Baron rap sheet, in advance of Google’s Wednesday Senate antitrust hearing.

The post is documented with 79 links to the supporting evidence.

The post also explains why Google’s Board of Directors have been AWOL while all this scofflaw behavior has been going on.