Nokia Exec Compares Android to Boys Peeing Their Pants

    September 21, 2010
    Chris Crum

Anssi Vanjoki , the soon-to-be former head of Nokia’s smartphone unit, has reportedly said that mobile phone makers that adopt Android are like Finnish boys who "pee in their pants" for warmth in the winter. This is according to an article from the Financial Times, which has gained a good deal of exposure today. If Android is cool, consider me Miles Davis

AT&T’s TerreStar GENUS satellite phone became available today, after being announced nearly a year ago, as Engadget points out. 

Marshall Kirkpatrick has an interesting piece about how the FCC’s meeting Thursday will involve a vote on a proposal to open up a new wireless spectrum for the "Internet of Things" – connected devices. 


According to a Gadget Hound article at Yahoo News, Netflix may soon offer a streaming-only plan in Canada (at least at first). It’s unclear how much this would cost. 


Silicon Alley Insider published some "new" previously unpublished IMs from the Facebook founding days. They basically tell the same story as the book The Accidental Billionaires, which the upcoming film The Social Network is based on. Facebook calls the book and film fiction. 
Google has an interesting post up about its Clinton Global Initiative commitment to Pakistan. Google is providing $1 million in grants, as well as technology support to help the people of Pakistan recover from the floods. 


Google has also launched an Election 2010 site, for which it has partnered with Cook, Rothenberg, CQ-Roll Call and RealClearPolitics to "make tracking the blues and reds a little easier for armchair pundits". 


Matthew Lynley of VentureBeat says Google is on track to acquire a new company every 2 weeks. This is based on the 19 acquisitions the company has made in 2010, up from just 7 in 2009. He references data from Reuters.


Seesmic announced a new version of Seesmic Web with support for multiple Twitter accounts.


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