Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sling Media Walled Out

Carlo at MobHappy comments on Sling's recent troubles.

From the post:

"But apparently it’s one of those “you can do anything you want, as long as it’s something we sell” situations:

“We have no immediate plans to run that service,” says Jeffrey Nelson, spokesman for Verizon Wireless, the country’s second-largest carrier. “What runs on our network are our services.”

That’s the problem — a closed attitude that operators have to be at the center of everything, instead of empowering other content and service providers and working out an ecosystem through which everyone can profit. How many times will carriers’ closed systems have to fail before they learn this?"



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