Google plays bridge with wireless contracts in patent: Bidding on contracts isn't just for companies answering proposals or contract bridge players. Google has filed for a patent in which a wireless device could put its need for a connection out for automated and instant bid among operators with service operating in proximity. The cell phone owner or even laptop Wi-Fi user could review bids and accept whaich they prefer. It's an interesting idea, as even without ubiquity, there's plenty of overlap. In parts of Seattle by 2010, there could be several wireless services for voice and high-speed data--there are already four (the 3G carriers plus Clearwire).
BT OpenZone to sever The Cloud roaming: OpenZone customers will lose access on 2-Oct-2008 to the thousands of locations in The Cloud's network. This reduces OpenZone to 3,000 hotspots in the UK. The Cloud partners with many other hotspot operators.