Crowded US Airwaves Desperately In Search of Spectrum Breathing Room
If companies have paid billions for spectrum, then the last thing that they want is more to be allocated which will simply reduce the value of their asset. Tight spectrum means one can charge more for 4G, with less competition. There must be some fierce lobbying going on.
Does anybody know how much spectrum below and above 1Gig (say) is actually available of telephony, in the USA and Australia? It seems like it is well under 10% of the available.
WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time
I just do not get this at all. 200 million users for $16 billion is $80 per user. For much less than that you could offer all sorts of free things and sign up users.
It is also surprising that after all this time messaging is still totally proprietary, and nobody cares. I suppose that it is a historical accident that a *nux box can send an email to an Outlook, GMail and even Apple account. Maybe that will soon change.
Hubble Telescope Snaps Images of Tarantula Nebula
For those in the Northern hemisphere, this appears to be about as bright as the great nebula of Orion, which itself is pretty impressive. But the Orion nebula is some 1,200 light years away, whereas the Tarantula is 160,000 light years away!