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FCC Probing Apple, AT&T Rejection of Google Vo

suraj.sun (1348507) writes | more than 5 years ago

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suraj.sun (1348507) writes "FCC Probing Apple, AT&T Rejection of Google Voice App

Already having raised the ire of some developers and customers, the decision to disallow the Google Voice application on Apple's App Store has also attracted the attention of the FCC.

According to a Dow Jones Newswire report, on Friday afternoon the FCC sent letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google. The FCC inquiry asks Apple why the Google Voice application was rejected from its App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and why it removed third-party applications built on the Google app that had been previously approved.

The FCC also asks whether AT&T was allowed to weigh in on the application before it was rejected, and seeks a description of the application from its creator, Google, according to the report.

CNET News : http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10301259-37.html"

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All three FCC letters at Techcrunch (1)

suraj.sun (1348507) | more than 5 years ago | (#28904491)

Text of all three FCC letters at Techcrunch : http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/31/fcc-takes-on-apple-and-att-over-google-voice-rejection/ [techcrunch.com]

Way to go, FCC! (2, Insightful)

linhares (1241614) | more than 5 years ago | (#28904687)

here is one tiny shred of reason to think that a government entity might, just might, have a tiny shred of value. Kudos to the FCC.

Re:All three FCC letters at Techcrunch (1)

linhares (1241614) | more than 5 years ago | (#28904737)

I love this part in the letter to the FCC:

Please explain whether, on AT&T's network, consumers' access to and usage of Google Voice is disabled on the iPhone but permitted on other handsets, including Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices.

Re:All three FCC letters at Techcrunch (1)

linhares (1241614) | more than 5 years ago | (#28904965)

Story is now #1 on techmeme [techmeme.com] , with dozens of discussions all around. Where are the insightful, funny, and trolls of /. when you most need them?
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