GOOGLE’S GRAND PLAN
According to The Wall Street Journal, Internet search giant Google Inc is planning to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets in an effort to connect “the next billion”. These wireless networks would serve areas such as rural sub-Saharan Africa, and in some cases, Google would use airwaves reserved for television broadcasts. It has reportedly been in discussions with SA regulators regarding their plans, although local spokespeople have declined to comment. “The activities underscore how the Web search giant is increasingly aiming to have control over every aspect of a person’s connection to the Web across the globe,” noted the WSJ’s Amir Efrati.