Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Next Net: Google And Skype Invest in FON

"Google is investing along with Skype, Sequoia Capital, and Danny Rimer's Index Ventures in a Spanish startup called Fon, which wants to create a shared WiFi network among consumers (If you want to use other FON members' WiFi networks you can do so for free by opening up your own, or you can pay). Om has the details.
The Skype-FON connection makes a lot of sense. If you are into free/cheap Internet phone calls, you'd probably be into free/cheap WiFi access as well. So there are some cross-recruiting opportunities there. "

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