* Posts by MarkDelaney

4 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Dec 2014

Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai get back on the phone with Australia for more pay-for-news talks


Mature market raising the barriers to entry

While it sounds like a good deal for the 'little guy' news outlets. It's also a major win for Google/Facebook etc as it raises the barrier to entry for any alternatives / competition that come along.

If you want to have any sort of website service that provides links to news then you'd better have big enough pockets to fund it....

Ofcom punts network-sniffing Android app


Play store link and Ofcom announcement



Crims set up fake companies to hoard and sell IPv4 addresses


ARIN could identify the 'dark' IP ranges themselves and allocate them legitimately without the need of setting up shell companies and registering domains. Though I suppose there is no money to be made doing this as presumably ARIN can't sell IPv4 address space.

UK.gov binds mobe operators to £5bn not-spot deal


Re: Arqiva: see also CrownCastle???

Originally the transmitter masts were owned by the BBC. When commercial television began it was decided to spin off the transmitter part of the BBC into Crown Castle.

Crown Castle was purchased many years later by NGW (National Grid Wireless). (Based near the old Marconi offices in Warwick/Coventry area)

NGW was eventually purchased by Arquiva.

.... so they are all the same company.