As ever a rich harvest. Again, Cringely's post, glorifying Google's indepence of access technology. He assumes cable, telco, WiMAX and BPL will provide enough of a choice. If not, net neutrality could be under threat, I believe.
Other background reading is in BusinessWeek Online, New York Magazine, Wired Magazine and Slate.
Long story in the SF Weekly.
BusinessWeek Online covered Buzz-oven.com, MySpace.com, Facebook.com and Xanga.com. Especially noteworthy is MySpace's plan (or rather: News Corp's) to launch an MVNO to compete with Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile (Sprint Nextel).
Bridge IR starts coverage of Trimax, a supplier of BPL equipment and solutions through subsidiary PLC Network Solutions. The report is free.
Is the title of an Orange white paper (free registration). Not very deep, but at least they came up with a way to classify handsets: will the trend be toward multi-functional? Orange categorises into 7 classes: Multi-functional for work or home; focus on voice, video or music/games; fashion style; for-kids.
LightReading.com had a story on Vyyo. It's technology can double downstream bandwidth of cable operators.