Tag: google

Why Bill Gates is Wrong About Project Loon

In a recent interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Bill Gates took issue with long time competitor Google and their plans to create an alternative communication infrastructure using balloons (Project Loon). He says: When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look...

/ 11 August 2013

What Google Should Do In Africa

Inspired by the recent successful launch of the Television White Spaces pilot in South Africa, I am once again tempted to engage in providing  mostly unsolicited advice about what Google’s strategy in Africa ought to be.  What I want to...

/ 2 April 2013

WGSDIA – Launch Gmail Zero

This is yet another post in a series in which I have the temerity to offer Google my unsought armchair strategic advice on what they should be doing in Africa. In May of this year, I was over the moon...

/ 14 September 2010

WGSDIA – Support Open Spectrum

This the first installment of a series of posts in which I have the hubris to reflect upon What Google Should Do In Africa (#WGSDIA).  There is some context for this post in the preface to the series. The single...

/ 22 June 2009

What Google Should Do In Africa – Preface

This is an introduction to a series of posts on what I think Google ought to be doing in Africa,  that is to say what I think they ought to be doing outside of their core business of selling advertising. ...

/ 19 June 2009