It appears mobile phone operators are trying a new tact in their effort to compete with mobile app providers – begging them to stop.
Chris Sacca, head of special initiatives at Google, told an event at Oxford University’s Said Business School that “we’ve been getting notes from some of the telco carriers who are saying ‘look, you need to stop our customers from downloading this thing’.”
If only Alta Vista had thought to ask Google not to start a search engine, they might still be in business.
“Look, Larry, you and Sergey have created this new search engine and it’s simply taking away our user-base. You need to pull the plug on Google or else!”